Look what I pulled out of my garden! Tennyson is holding a beet, the size of a cantaloupe, now washed, peeled, and cut into chunks in my freezer. I love fall, when we can pull all the produce out of the garden and put it in jars (fermented) or in the freezer against the winter. I hope if you’re not gardening this year, you get ready to do it next year (or plant now for a late fall/early spring overwintered crop). It’s the #1 way to save money eating a plant-based diet. And #2, of course, is owning a large freezer to stock up on garden and local, seasonal produce.
(See beet recipes in Ch. 5 of 12 Steps, plus the beet cake and pink smoothie recipes in your Jump-Start Basic recipe collection.)