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 Dishoom's pau bhaji Although a far cry from a traditional bhaji, this Dishoom dish maintains all the fun of the fair. It’ll spice up the weariest of vegetables and bundle a spare bread roll along for the ride. There's no need to stick to this veg list, seek inspiration from whatever's in the fridge. Ingredients (Serves 4) 50ml vegetable oil 25g butter 1 white onion, chopped 1 small potato, diced ¼ can of chopped tomatoes ½ small pepper, chopped Handful of diced cauliflower 1 small carrot, diced Handful of French beans, chopped Handful of peas 1 tsp red chilli powder ½ tsp turmeric powder 1.5 tsp cumin 2 tsp garam masala 4 soft bread rolls (burger buns) Handful of fresh coriander leaves, 4 lime wedges and 1 chopped red onion (to garnish) Method Heat the oil in a pan; add chopped white onion and sauté till golden brown. Add all the dry spices to the pan and cook for one minute. Sprinkle a little water in the pan and sauté for a few more moments. Add the tomatoes and cook till they are soft and oil separates. Parboil all the vegetables and add to the sauce mix. Cook on low heat until they become mushy. Over a medium heat, mash the mixture with a potato masher. Add half the butter and continue cooking till almost completely mashed. Add more butter, just before service, for that fresh buttery flavour. Grill the bread bun on a hot griddle, butter and serve with the bhaji mash in a bowl, topped with chopped onions, coriander and lime wedge. Thanks to Dishoom for contributing the recipe and photo.