Author Archives: Mo, the Morselist

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.
Dairy-Free Holiday Nog

Dairy-Free Holiday Nog

Eggnog is beloved end-of-year treat for many, but have you ever glanced at the ingredients? Whole milk or heavy cream, whipped eggs, sugar, artificial colors – it’s enough to make you want to hibernate until the holidays are over! This da ...
Fig-Infused Harvest Glaze

Fig-Infused Harvest Glaze

Honey glazes are sweet and maple glazes taste great – but when your dish calls for something a bit different, this gourmet fig-infused glaze is the way to go. It makes the perfect savory drizzle for roasted vegetables, crisp greens and so much ...
Roasted Rainbow Root Vegetable Medley

Roasted Rainbow Root Vegetable Medley

Fresh greens are a fine choice for holiday fare, but for an exceptionally elegant dish to share with a gathered group, turn to the best of Earth’s hidden treasures: root vegetables. Grown deep underground, these sturdy, hearty gems naturally soak up ...
Dairy-Free Dark Chocolate Molten Mousse

Dairy-Free Dark Chocolate Molten Mousse

Molten: it’s a word that conjures up visions of gooey, chocolate desserts served under a mountain of melting ice cream at one of those hoppin’, popular Friday-night-style restaurants. What it really means is liquefied by heat. In this recipe, boiling ...
Sesame Greens Smoothie

Sesame Greens Smoothie

Not everyone has a sweet tooth. Maybe yours is just on vacation. Either way, a fresh greens smoothie hits the spot when you want to sip something nourishing without overloading your taste buds with sugary-fruity flavor. Sesame seeds are naturally nut ...
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 ...