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 Broccoli and peanut butter soup Don't run away just yet... allow us to explain. You wouldn't think twice about a few roasted peanuts tossed into a broccoli stir-fry because the flavours work... so why not in a soup. This is a little tip that transforms your soup instead of the usual broccoli and stilton classic. Ingredients (Serves 4) 200 ml whole milk 1 clove garlic 1 small onion 1 head broccoli 2 tbsp crunchy peanut butter 1 shot oil 1 loaf wholemeal bread 1 veg stock cube Method Peel and finely dice the onion and garlic. Fry those in a saucepan with a lid, in a shot of oil for a coupe of minutes. Boil a kettle. Chop up the broccoli into smaller pieces, stalk as well. Cut the stalk slightly smaller than the rest as it takes longer to cook otherwise. Add the broccoli to the pan with the crumbled stock cube, 400ml of boiling water and the milk. Heat to a boil, then simmer gently for 10 minutes. Blitz the soup to a smooth consistency using a heat resistant liquidizer or a stick blender. Spoon in the peanut butter and stir to melt it in. Taste for seasoning and adjust to your personal preference before serving with crusts of whole meal bread. Recipe and picture courtesy of SORTEDfood for the #vegcurious campaign.