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 potato gluten free pancakes This recipe provides a panful of proof that pancakes are the no.1 vehicle for your leftovers. Whisk up your weary potatoes and forgotten-about broccoli and give them a new lease of life. Ivan also has an eggcellent suggestion to top it off. By Ivan Cubillo of Plan Zeros. Ingredients (Makes 3-4 pancakes) 2 medium size potatoes 1 onion 2 cloves of garlic 5 almonds chopped up 1 egg (plus additional eggs for the pancakes) 1 tsp of baking powder 2 tbsp of gluten free flour Method Boil potatoes in water. Meanwhile chop the onion and garlic and cook them until soft. Add the raw broccoli chopped up and cook at high heat until is cooked (add a bit of water of necessary). When the broccoli is cooked add the almonds and leave it to rest. Mash up the potatoes, with a pinch of salt and black pepper, add the egg and mix it until smooth. Add the flour and baking powder and mix. Add the broccoli mix until everything is well bind. Pour a bit of the mix in a medium heated greased pan and turn it over when ready. Fry an egg and place it on top of the pancake. Garnish with fresh herbs of your choice. Thanks to Ivan Cubillo of Plan Zheros for contributing the recipe.Photo by Johan J.Ingles.