Our Favorite Veggie-Forward Meals

It's not that I don't like, or don't eat meat, but my preference is veggies.  I've even been known to make a meal out of  vegetable side dishes when eating out.  Thankfully I have a veggie loving family who understands exactly where I'm coming from.

There are so many different flavors and textures found in vegetables, that a well-round veggie plate can be an incredibly satisfying meal even for the biggest meat-lover.  If you're looking for inspiration for your next veggie-forward meal, I've got a few recommendations you have to try!

Mediterranean Inspired Cauliflower Rice Bowls

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Just the colorful presentation of this meal alone is enough to have you counting down the minutes until dinner is ready. The amazing flavors steamed right into the cauliflower rice combined with fresh, crispy vegetables, olives, and feta deliver an authentic Mediterranean flavor profile you'll be going back to time and time again.  The convenience of our Season & Steam Cauliflower Rice makes this a complete meal in under 15 minutes.  

Turmeric Spiced Vegetables with Dates & Pine Nuts

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Do you love to experience flavors from around the world?  Turmeric, mint and dates transform our Season & Steam Vegetable Medley into a Middle Eastern dish filled with the vibrant textures and flavors of that region. An added bonus is how many nutrients this meal provides with Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Fiber, and Potassium in nearly every bite. 

Tomato Braised Artichokes with Pistachio Pesto

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Artichokes have been the center of my meal more times than I can remember. I love how many different ways I can prepare them and how easy it is to dress them up or down for any mood I'm in.  When I'm making a meal out of artichokes, I do like to play around with a hearty stuffing like this New Orleans Style Stuffed Artichoke or this Crouton Stuffed Italian Artichoke.  But a flavorful tomato sauce is also another way to add some richness to artichokes that absolutely satisfies even the hungriest dinner guest. 

We'd love to hear...what's your favorite veggie-forward meal?

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Diana McClean
Growing up on California's central coast, I enjoyed delicious artichokes around the family dinner table and always on Christmas Eve! It is beyond perfection that I now market artichokes for a living and get to share the Ocean Mist Farms story and my love of all things fresh.
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