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 Cauliflower soup Cauliflower and cumin are an excellent combo, especially in this summer soup. Omit the chicken stock for a vegetarian midweek supper. Ingredients 85g butter 6g roasted cumin 500g cauliflower 500ml white chicken stock 150ml double cream 150ml milk Chives Method Sweat the cumin in a little butter till soft. Chop the cauliflower, add remaining butter, chicken stock, cream and milk bring to simmer and cook for about ten minutes. Blend and pass, check seasoning, salt & pepper. Finish with chopped chives Can be made with only milk and cream if you have no chicken stock. Can be served hot or cold. With thanks to chef David Moore of Pied à Terre, pictured on the right, for the recipe. With thanks to Jess for the photo.