Forget jello— start using agar (aka agar-agar) in place of gelatin. Agar is a thickening agent, just like gelatin, than can be used in recipes for soups, jellies, ice cream and more! Jeff Potter has the 411 on agar uses. It's a great choice when preparing dishes for vegetarians, as it's a seaweed-based product with no animal derivatives whatsoever. Give it a try with two creative recipes from Jeff— Chocolate Panna Cotta and Screwdriver Jellies.