Author Archives: Maura Knowles

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Info: “Mo’s Healthy Morsels” is written by Maura (“Mo”) Knowles, a certified health coach, recipe developer and owner of Mac-n-Mo’s, a vegan baked goods company created by Knowles to help her dad eat better (and still enjoy food!) after he underwent quadruple bypass surgery in 2010. Knowles’ recipes for snacks, treats and other fun and healthy dishes appear every week here on the Vitacost blog.
Rainbow Sesame Slaw

Rainbow Sesame Slaw

Eat bland, beige foods, and the benefits you get will be about as mediocre and boring as your plate looks. Any nutritionist will tell you: to really rack up the right amount of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients you need, think color—the brighter ...
Sautéed Broccoli Rabe with Lemon & Garlic

Sautéed Broccoli Rabe with Lemon & Garlic

Pumpkins and apples will be popping up everywhere soon, but when it comes to fall produce, you don’t want to overlook this favorite in-season green. Broccoli rabe (pronounced “rahb”) looks like a leafier version of its popular cruciferous cousin R ...
Balsamic Caramelized Onions

Balsamic Caramelized Onions

Salsa may be America’s most popular condiment (beating even ketchup in sales!), but I’ll bet you a big, juicy (veggie) burger these caramelized onions would win any taste test for best topping. Caramelizing takes the ouch out of onions, turning them ...
Homemade Balsamic-Basil Dijonette

Homemade Balsamic-Basil Dijonette

You’ve chopped, sliced, diced and assembled a stunning fresh salad. So why top it with factory-made dressing that sat in a plastic bottle on a store shelf for weeks – maybe months –before landing in your pantry? With a few simple ingredients — ...
Sun-Dried Tomato & Onion Pea Protein Dip

Sun-Dried Tomato & Onion Pea Protein Dip

Here’s a creamy dip with a twist—instead of Ranch dressing or the usual cream cheese base, this versatile vegan creation is made with pea protein powder, raw ground cashews and a splash of lemon juice. Usually scooped into smoothies, pure pea powder ...
Spicy-Sweet Cardamom Vanilla Chiller

Spicy-Sweet Cardamom Vanilla Chiller

Subtract the sugar and triple the spice—that’s what a healthy smoothie is made of. This chilly concoction combines a dash of exotic cardamom, a sprinkle of sweet cinnamon and a pinch of fiery cayenne for the perfect spicy-sweet flavor mixed into a ri ...
Sweet & Spicy Butternut Squash Cubes

Sweet & Spicy Butternut Squash Cubes

What dinner isn’t better with butternut squash on the side? Easy-peasy, these crispy, colorful cubes take less than 10 minutes to make and come out sweet and spicy, with a sprinkling of cinnamon and a pinch of cayenne. Just one cupful and you’ve cons ...