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 Halloween pumpkin cupcakes Surprise your trick-or-treaters with these delicious cupcakes with pumpkins. A delicious sponge decorated with chocolate cobwebs, best served with candy spiders. This recipe is part of the #PumpkinRescue. Ingredients 175g (6 oz) Butter 175g (6 oz) golden caster sugar 300g (11 oz) self raising flour, sieved 3 medium eggs 5 tablespoons milk ½ teaspoon baking powder 100g cooked pumpkin or butternut squash, mashed 50g chocolate and hazelnut spread Zest of 1 orange Topping 115g icing sugar A little orange juice 55g (2 oz) plain chocolate, melted or use chocolate and hazelnut spread Liquorice sweets and laces to decorate Equipment A 12-cup muffin tin, each cup lined with a cupcake cases A small piping bag of folded grease-proof paper Method Preheat the oven to 200°C, 180°C fan oven, Gas mark 6. Then place the first six ingredients into a bowl, and beat with a wooden spoon until the mixture is smooth. Stir in pumpkin mash and orange zest. Divide half the mixture evenly between the 12 paper cases. Add a half teaspoon chocolate spread and then top with remaining mix. Bake in a pre-heated oven for 20-25 minutes. Add a little orange juice to the icing sugar until thick and spread over the muffins. Pipe the melted chocolate in 4 circles over the top and then drag a skewer through to give the cobweb effect. Place the sweets and laces on top to look like a spider.