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 East African chapati Chapati - or "chapo" - is a favourite staple food in East Africa, particularly along the Swahili Coast of Tanzania and Kenya. Made from only 5 ingredients, this flatbread is the perfect accompanient to stews, chillis, curries or other savoury dishes. Ingredients (Makes 6 chapatis) 500g white or all-purpose flour 1 pinch of salt quite a bit of oil water Method Put the flour and the salt in a bowl and then add 2 to 3 tablespoons oil. Add enough water to this to mix into a good dough, one which is not too sticky. Add the water bit by bit and keep on mixing and kneading in the bowl until you feel you have a nice lump of dough Turn out onto a floured board and continue kneading. If the dough is sticky, sprinkle a bit more flour onto the dough and continue to knead. Once you have a nice looking, smoothish lump of dough, put it back in the bowl, cover with a cloth and leave for at least 20 minutes and up to a few hours. Tear pieces off the dough and make balls about 4 or 5cm in diameter. Flour your board again and roll the balls out into thin circles. Put a few teaspoons of oil in a frying pan and let it get hot. Then throw in your first chapati. Bubbles should start to appear in the dough at this point. Whilst the first side is cooking pour 1-2 more teaspoons of oil onto the uncooked side and brush over the surface of the chapati. Then have a little look underneath, and if it's starting to go a little darker and maybe black in places, then flip it over. If you want to flip it again then just brush the upside with a bit more oil and flip. Place ready chapatis on a plate and cover with a towel. Repeat with your second chapati until you have a big stack! Recipe inspired by Stine.