FoodMaking food go further Food is a popular way many of us socialise and we spend a good amount of time and money on it. Yet 15 million tonnes of food and drink is thrown away every year. That's the same weight as 2 million double decker buses. Half of this is from our homes alone, costing £470 per household per year. You can help stop edible food from ending up in the bin. Tuck into the feast of events, blogs and recipes here and see how easy it is to make the most of your food, and save some money. 3 things you can do today Plan ahead. Take a moment to think about the week ahead - when will you be eating at home? Try and plan a couple of meals ahead, make a list of what you need to buy and only buy what you need. Freeze it. If you cook too much or forget to eat something near its use by date, chances are you can freeze it and eat it later. Eat your leftovers. If you cook too much or can't finish a meal, pack it for lunch. Even if you're eating out, ask for a doggy bag. Go a bit further - run your own campaign. HomeDo somethingTop tipsRecipesBlogIdeas bankCollaborate Food A taste of Sao Paulo, Brazilian pancakes Fancy a get together with friends and family? Do it over these Brazilian treats, designed to be eaten in company. The more batter the better. By Otavio Mussolini. Ingredients (Serves 3- 4) 250ml of milk 250ml of plain flour 1 tbsp of butter 1 large egg Oil of frying *Brazilians weigh things in cups... click here for a conversion. Toppings Chicken in a tomato sauce with garlic or salt and pepper, and topped with grated cheese. Method Mix the milk, egg and butter before adding the flour a spoonful at a time, into a large bowl. Beat until the butter and flour are fully blended in. At this stage you can season it with garlic or salt and pepper. Once the oil is hot in the pan add the batter and spread it thinly. When the first side in cooked flip it over and add the filling. Wrap and seal the pancake together by rolling it in the pan. Add the cheese to the top and you are done. Brazilian musings on pancakes 'Pancakes in Sao Paulo are typically a lunch food. They are often eaten in big groups of friends and family as it’s easy to make large amounts of batter and they cook fast. Most commonly a pancake is wrapped around chicken in a tomato sauce and cheese is grated on top. They remind me of sunny lunches with all my cousins as a child.' Thanks to Otavio Musolino for contributing the recipe. Photo by Vi Neves.