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 Daphne's black bean burger This recipe comes from Daphne, a nutritionist from France now working in London to raise awareness about healthy diets and sustainable food systems. I came up with this burger recipe a few years ago, when I was working in a cafe that was serving apple and carrot juice. I was shocked by the quantity of juice pulp we were throwing away and imagined the same must happen in lots of homes. Such a waste of fibres, when they are so good for our gut! So I had the idea to use this pulp in combination with potatoes and beans to make vegan burgers. Ingredients 1 tin of black beans, drained and rinsed 2 medium potatoes, cooked 1-2 carrot, pulp or grated 1-2 apple, pulp or grated 1 onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 small handful of parsley, finely chopped 1 teaspoon of ground cumin Extra virgin olive oil Salt and pepper Optional spices: chilli, ginger, mustard seeds, turmeric, nutmeg, etc. Optional veg: peas, mushroom (sauté in olive oil), celery, cabbage, etc. Method Pre-heat the oven to 180°C. Mash the beans and potatoes roughly using a fork. The final consistency should be sticky but don’t over-mash the beans, you want to still have some whole beans. Add all the other ingredients and mix well. Shape the mixture into burgers and place in a lined oven tray, brushed with oil on both sides. Bake for about 15 minutes, until nicely brown but not too dry. Optional: for extra flavours, sauté the onions in oil for 5 minutes. Add spices, sauté for another minute, and add the other veg. Cook for 5 minutes, let it cool down and then add to the potatoes and beans mixture. The recipe is part of the Taste Not Waste collection from Hubbub, Pop Brixton and Museum of London.