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 Basil and parsley puree This recipe from our friends at Jenius Social will help you to turn leftover herbs into a mind blowing relish in a matter of seconds. All you need is a food processor. Ingredients 1 bunch basil leaves 1 bunch flatleaf parsley 1 tbsp olive oil Salt and pepper Method Blanch the basil and Parsley by placing it in boiling water for 20/30 seconds, remove and place into ice cold water. Once cool, squeeze off any excess water. Add the food processor with the seasoning and olive oil. Blitz until smooth. Pass through a fine sieve. Serve. Recipe courtesy of Andrew at Jenius Social.