I am the worst kind of skeptic when it comes to dairy substitutes; I think non-dairy ice cream is one of the cruelest tricks ever played on a vulnerable public; I think that you'd have a tastier experience eating the box that tempeh bacon comes in than the contents; I think "nut cheese" ought to be delivered in secure tankers with hazardous materials signage.
So when I bit into a mouthful of chewy molasses cookie at a party this past weekend, I was not thinking about food substitutes.
"These are fantastic," I said around a mouthful of sugar-studded dessert.
"Yes, they are," said another guest at the party. "Is it okay if I take some home?"
"Yes, of course," said the person who brought them, grinning deviously, "...and they're gluten-free."More »