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Full Name: Maura Knowles Website:
Info: “Mo’s Healthy Morsels” is written by Maura (“Mo”) Knowles, a Board Certified Health Coach, (A.A.D.P.), recipe developer and owner of Mac-n-Mo’s, a low-sugar, no-sodium, gluten-free, vegan baked goods company created by Knowles to help her dad, Mac, a diabetic, after he survived quadruple bypass surgery in 2010. Mo’s recipes for snacks, treats and other fun and healthy dishes appear every week here on the Vitacost blog.
Porcini Mushroom Dressing

Porcini Mushroom Dressing

Cold, crisp lettuce isn’t the only food that beckons for a drizzle of dressing. Tender steamed veggies, a bowl of fluffy quinoa, plain pasta, or a chunk of crusty bread—all instantly transform from blah to bravo with a tiny bit of a tempting to ...
Vegan Pumpkin Spice French Toast

Vegan Pumpkin Spice French Toast

What makes a cozy autumn morning even cozier? Bundle up in a bathrobe, slide on your slippers and pull up a chair at the breakfast table for a steaming slice of homemade pumpkin French toast. Not your typical egg-dipped, butter-fried slice, this vega ...
Mediterranean Wild Rice Pilaf

Mediterranean Wild Rice Pilaf

Filling your plate with fruits and veggies, whole grains, legumes and nuts – and replacing unhealthy choices like butter with olive oil, or salt with herbs and spices – is what the Mediterranean Diet is all about. But when it’s time for dinner, how d ...
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 ...