Mac-n-Mo’s was created for my dear late dad, Mac, out of love by yours truly, Mo.
After my dad, Mac, a diabetic, survived two heart attacks and quadruple bypass surgery, he was discharged with very strict dietary guidelines. As an Actor-Singer-Writer-Filmmaker with celiac disease as well as a survivor of a medical miracle, near-death experience, I was quite familiar with those challenges further complicated since I’m also unable to digest grains.
One Saturday morning, Dad begged me to bake something sweet adhering to his new dietary restrictions. My challenge was to find real food ingredients that were gluten-free, grain-free, Keto and Paleo-friendly, no-sugar, low-sodium, plant-forward, no GMOs, and no preservatives. Mom and I went to numerous health food stores in search of as many tasty “legal” ingredients as we could find.
By the third store, Mom asked, “What on earth do you plan to make with all this?” As a creative problem-solver, I shrugged, “I have no idea but I’m going to do my best to create something ‘MORSELICIOUS’ for Dad.”
Morselicious = morsel + delicious, Morselicious!
After mixing many batches, we found a winner! My sister, Mom & I devoured them & Dad saVOURed each morsel, and cheered, “These are MORSELICIOUS!” I shared a few bags with friends, & soon I began taking orders for my gluten-free, grain-free, Keto and Paleo-friendly, no-sugar, low-sodium, plant-forward, no GMOs Morselicious Mix, a blend of;
- organic coconut flour
- almond meal
- organic unsweetened coconut
- organic chia seeds
Thus, Mac-n-Mo’s, my Health and Wellness Company, was born.
I graduated with my Board Certification from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and created my branded EduTainer (Educator + EduTainer) definition of the Morselicious lifestyle which includes diet, exercise in any form, relationships, creativity, giving back, gratitude, spirituality, self-esteem, and mo’.
There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to diet or lifestyle. EveryBODY is unique with various lifestyles, tastes, bio-individual needs, and passions that make up our Morselicious Life Pie.
My coaching approach
draws from my education and life experience, as an actor-singer-writer-survivor, focusing on the entire Morselicious Pie, ie, all the “ingredients” that encompass your life.
Diet, lifestyle, relationships, levels of physical activity, profession, passions, hobbies, creative expression, and the stories we tell ourselves and others are all vital/integral pieces or slices of our Morselicious Pie.
Together we will create your custom-made Morselicious Life Pie, a recipe for a full life.
I don’t believe in deprivation or fad diets, and my clients are amazed they are never hungry once they integrate my 85/15 rule; 85% of the time, eat clean-real, low-sugar, low-sodium foods, plenty of exercise, allowing 15% for “wiggle” room.
My Morselicious mission includes creating recipes and meals:
- Keto and Paleo-friendly
- No GMOs
- Real food
I graduated from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition as a Certified Integrative Health Coach, and continue to educate myself to supplement my extensive knowledge and expertise which has been instrumental in my work with clients from all over the world. I have written four cookbooks and am working on a book. E-cookbooks include my 21-day Morselicious Detox with over 125 recipes, 6 recipes per day, 12-days of Morselicious-ness, Holiday, and Pumpkin.
“No-sugar, low-sodium, plant-forward, less fat, step back, none of this, mo’ of that.” What does this EduTainer do when faced with the challenge? She gets to work in the kitchen to whip up a Morselicious recipe and tune. Voila, Mo’s jingle;
“Cookies have eggs, sugar and butter fat. Mac-n-Mo’s have none o’ that!”
- The International Association for Health Coaches
- Integrative Nutrition Certified Health Coach
- Board Certified Health Coach
- American Association for Drugless Practitioners (A.A.D.P.)
- CPR/AED/ First Aid Training
- California State Teaching Credential
- Woman-Owned Business
- Small Business Owner
- Professional Recipe Developer
- SCORE Small Business Award
- Big Brothers Big Sisters Mentorship/Volunteer Service Award
- Young Storytellers Mentorship/Volunteer Service Award
- Who’s Who American Business
- St. Francis High School Volunteer Host Committee
- St. Monica Stewardship Volunteer Service
Featured press and published writing:
NBC-4 News, The Huffington Post, Voyage Los Angeles Magazine, Blooming Business Bilingual eMagazine, Living Sugar-Free Podcast, Be Brilliant Podcast, The Mistakes Club, A Moment of Your Time, Where Women Cook Magazine, Sacramento Magazine, Natural Awakening’s Magazine, A Taste For Life, Weekly Recipe Blogger on Vitacost’s Upside, and featured writer in Canterbury Business Center for Women’s magazine and website.
Keynote guest speaker engagements and workshops:
- Immune Boosting
- Health and Beauty
- Eating a Rainbow for kids & adults
- Self-Esteem Builders for kids & adults
- Creative Expression
- Detoxing with Real food
- Anti-inflammatory Diet
- Healthy Cooking and Baking Workshop
- A Morselicious Lifestyle and Morselifying (modifying) Recipes-Mo’s 85/15 Rule
- Customized one-on-one recipe developments/meal-planning
- Holistic Chamber of Commerce
- Green Festival-Good Food Stage
- Green City Fair-plant based meals
- Works USA Non-profit Organization
- Equitable Roots Non-profit Organization