Author Archives: Maura Knowles

Full Name: Maura Knowles Website:
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.
Spicy Avocado-Horseradish Spread

Spicy Avocado-Horseradish Spread

If you’re in the mood for mild, move on. This recipe is for the more adventurous sandwich maker, craving a kicked-up spread to slather on in place of boring butter or bland mayonnaise. It starts subdued, with a creamy mashed avocado and a splash of f ...
Chipotle-Cilantro Vinaigrette Dressing

Chipotle-Cilantro Vinaigrette Dressing

A pepper made popular by a big burrito chain, the chipotle is a fiery little jalapeño that’s left on the vine until it’s fully ripened. It’s then picked, smoked and ground into a rich, red powder that can be used to spice up dressings, sauces, soups ...
Crisp Spiced Radish Chips

Crisp Spiced Radish Chips

Move over potatoes—a chip-worthy competitor is stepping up to the stove. The next time you’re craving crunch, bake up a batch of fresh radish slices. With a little spice and just 30 minutes of time, you’ve got a creative healthy snack packed with vit ...
Vegan Cheezy Dijon Dip

Vegan Cheezy Dijon Dip

What’s your hot pretzel preference—do you like to dip yours in cheese, or are you more of a dunk-in-mustard type? Why not enjoy the best of both worlds, not just with braided bread, but also crackers, veggies, sandwiches and wraps? This Cheezy Dijon ...
Raw Chili-Mint Zucchini Salad

Raw Chili-Mint Zucchini Salad

Not sure if a raw diet is right for you? This salad may sway your decision. Thin ribbons of zucchini are marinated in a mixture of tangy rice vinegar and lime juice, then seasoned with spicy chili flakes and cooling mint leaves for a zesty, refreshin ...
Raw Kelp Noodles with Porcini-Kale Pesto

Raw Kelp Noodles with Porcini-Kale Pesto

Pesto, from the Italian word pestare—meaning to pound or to crush—is a dish traditionally made by pressing basil leaves, garlic and pine nuts (with a mortar and pestle, if done the old-school way) to form a paste-like sauce for pasta or potatoes. Bri ...
Vegan Sweet Potato & Fennel Burrito

Vegan Sweet Potato & Fennel Burrito

Beans and rice are nice, but for a fiesta-worthy vegan burrito, stuff your tortilla with fillings that have more flair. Chunks of sweet potato, caramelized onions, tender mushrooms and fresh  chopped fennel are sautéed with cumin, chili powder and l ...