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 Cod cheeks with butternut squash This recipe comes from Jack Stein, one half of Billy & Jack: Supper Club creators, MasterChef UK Losers, Chefs and London Foodies. We cook a version of this dish a lot as it includes a lot of our favourite autumnal and winter ingredients. Butternut squash is incredibly versatile and the seeds are really tasty so we’ve used them here for a nice bit of crunch. We’ve pickled mushroom stalks which are a waste ingredient and we’ve also used cod cheeks which are a lovely part to eat but all too often overlooked and wasted. Well worth seeking them out! This is the sort of food we love to cook at our supper clubs, seasonal, contemporary and delicious! Ingredients (serves 4) 1 x butternut squash 50ml double cream 50ml vegetable stock 1tsp smoked paprika 100g mushroom stalks, well cleaned or 100g seasonal mushrooms 100ml white wine vinegar 30g demerara sugar 220g pack smoked streaky bacon 500g cod cheeks, cleaned Method Peel and cut the squash and remove the seeds (hold onto them!). Place the squash on a baking tray, drizzle with oil, season and place in a preheated oven at 180C for 45 minutes until soft and browning at the edges. While the squash is cooking clean the seeds. Toast in a hot pan with a little oil until browning and beginning to pop, dust with paprika and season. To make the pickled mushroom stalks heat the white wine vinegar and sugar until it dissolves. Sauté the mushroom stalks in a hot pan for one minute. Transfer to a bowl and pour on the pickling liquor. Once the squash flesh has cooled transfer to a blender, add 50ml of double cream and 50ml of vegetable stock and blend on full power until smooth. Cut the bacon into lardons and fry until crispy and the fat has rendered. Set aside. In the same pan cook the cod cheeks, season one side with sea salt and a little oil, place salt side down into the hot pan and leave it to crisp up, around 2-3 minutes. Once golden turn over and cook the other side for 2 minutes. To serve, spoon a little of the squash puree onto the plate and top with the cod cheeks and bacon. Dress with a few mushroom stalks and top with the squash seeds. The recipe is part of the Taste Not Waste collection from Hubbub, Pop Brixton and Museum of London.