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 Korean kimchi pancakes These Kimchi Pancakes are simple to make and taste heavenly with their easy peasy dip. It'll knock the socks and sandals off any beliefs that vegan food is bland. By Sarah Cotterell of The Little Cooking Pot. Ingredients (Makes 4 pancakes, serving 2-4 as a starter) 150g/ 1 cup kimchi 80g/ 1/2 cup red rice flour Pinch of salt 2 spring onions, finely chopped Coconut oil Easy peasy dipping sauce 2 tablespoon soy sauce 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar 1 tablespoon sesame oil Simply combine all the ingredients, mix well and get dipping! Method In a large bowl, mix together the flour and salt with 115ml water. Mix well until all the flour has been absorbed and leave to stand for 10 minutes. Mix in the kimchi and spring onions. Heat a heavy-bottomed frying pan over a medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon of coconut oil and once its melted, add a quarter of the mix. Use the back of a spoon to gently flatten the batter into a 5inch round pancake. Fry for a couple of minutes until the bottom has crisp golden brown patches. Flip the pancake over, frying for a few minutes more, until both sides are crisp and golden. Keep warm under a clean tea towel while you cook the rest of the mix, adding a little more oil as needed. Serve warm with easy peasy dipping sauce. Thanks to The Little Cooking Pot for contributing the recipe.Photo by Sarah Cotterell, the fire under The Little Cooking Pot.Find her at her monthly SupperClubs at Bodega50 cafe in North London.