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. Home Do something Top tips Recipes Blog Ideas bank Collaborate Food Banana and coconut pancakes This pancake recipe has a tropical twist and is perfect for using up ripe and ready bananas. Tastily topped with greek yoghurt and diced pineapple, close your eyes and be transported to Caribbean shores. By Ivan Cubillo of Plan Zeros. Ingredients (Makes 3-4 pancakes) 1 ripe banana 3 tbsp plain flour 1 tsp baking powder 3 tsp desiccated coconut 2 tsp sugar 1 dash of vanilla essence 1 egg 1 dollop of greek yogurt Dice tinned or fresh pineapple Method Mash up the ripe banana with a fork. When nice and smooth add the sugar, vanilla essence and the egg and mix it till light and fluffy. Add the flour and baking powder until well mixed and add the coconut to the mix. Pour a bit of the mix in a medium heated greased pan and turn it over when ready. Put some greek yogurt on top with diced pineapple. Thanks to Ivan Cubillo of Plan Zheros for contributing the recipe.Photo by Ian Ransley.