DON'T MISS A BEET
Growing vegetables at home is the cheapest way to incorporate fresh, seasonal ingredients into a diet -- for just the cost of the seeds -- but it's not practical for everyone. Shopping at a local farmers market for many consumers is the best alternative and also provides a sense of what's in season. In springtime, produce that is scarce and expensive at other times of the year, such as artichokes and asparagus, is suddenly abundant, affordable, and at the height of its flavor. These 30 recipes take advantage of the bounty of spring to help you eat healthfully, deliciously, and inexpensively.