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 Lachuch, Yemen pancake Eran Hovav, Head Chef at Rare Food, shares a Yemenite pancake recipe that his grandmother gave to him at 8 years old. He has had many moons to perfect this recipe. Go sparingly on the butter. Ingredients 500g Plain flour 7g/Sachet dry active yeast 1 tbsp Fenugreek 1 tbsp Fine sea salt 1 tbsp Caster sugar 100g Stale organic white bread without the crust 4 Cups water at room temperature 100g Unsalted butter Method Mix the flour, yeast, fenugreek, sugar and salt in a deep metal bowl Soak the bread in water (not specified in the ingredients list) for 5 minutes, then squeeze it dry and crumble into the bowl Add the water to the bowl and mix well, it should look like a very thin pancake mix if not add a bit more water. Cover the bowl with cling film and let in rise in the fridge for a minimum of 4 hours, this can be done over night. Use a touch of butter in a non-stick pan and rub the pan with a paper towel so there’s a thin layer of butter. Use a ladle and scoop 2 ladles worth of dough in the pan on a medium to low heat. The pancake will start to bubble and turn off-white, that’s the time to cover it with a lid for a minute and a half. Once done place the Lachuch on a plate and continue frying the rest of the dough remembering using only a thin layer of butter. The most important thing is the lay the pancakes bubble side up (for the first one) and lay the second on top of the first whilst the bubble side touching each other, you should get a tower of pancakes. Enjoy! Thanks to Rare Food for contributing the recipe, we are always thrilled to receive recipes with a procession of exclaimation marks in tow!Photo by Martin Sojka.