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 Cranberry turkey pasties Make the most of leftovers from a Christmas meal by combining cooked turkey, cranberry sauce and stuffing in these festive pasties. They can also be frozen before cooking so any you don’t need won’t be wasted. Ingredients (Serves 6) 500g pack shortcrust pastry 200g (7 oz) leftover roast turkey, diced 2 tbsp cranberry sauce 6 leftover stuffing balls, roughly chopped (140g) 50g low fat soft cheese 75g (3 oz) frozen peas, defrosted 1 medium egg, beaten Method Preheat the oven to 200oC, gas mark 6. Roll out the pastry and cut 6 x 17cm (7’’) circles. Mix together the turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing, soft cheese and peas and divide between the pastry circles. Brush the pastry edges with egg. Bring the edges up and press to seal well to form a pasty shape. Place the pasties on a baking tray, sealed edges facing up and brush with the egg. Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden. Cook’s tips Try using puff pastry as an alternative. Use up leftover roast turkey or chicken, cooked stuffing and cranberry sauce. Try using fruit chutney instead of cranberry sauce. Add chopped chives for extra flavour. Assemble and freeze before cooking. Thaw in the fridge or cool place before reheating. Replace the turkey with vegetables for vegetarian option. Recipe provided by Love Food, Hate Waste.