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 Mark's garlic and herb croutons This recipe comes from chef Mark Breen of Seasonal Kitchen. Bread is Britain’s most wasted food. Over 240 million slices of bread are chucked away every year. Bread freezes really well, particularly for toast, so make sure you pop in the freezer if you're not going to use it. Croutons are a great idea for when bread has gone stale. Ingredients Loaf of stale bread 4 tablespoons of olive oil 2 medium garlic cloves, finely chopped 1 tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped, or 1 tsp dried parsley 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper Method Mix olive oil, garlic, parsley, salt and pepper. While you chop your bread. Cut your bread into 3/4″ cubes. For goodness sake, don’t remove the crust! It adds variety and a great crunch to these croutons. Transfer to large mixing bowl. Drizzle the seasoned olive oil over your chopped bread and toss until bread crumbs have an even coating of oil. Spread the bread in a single layer on a baking sheet and bake at 180 Celsius for 20 minutes until they are golden brown and crunchy. Serve with salad, soup or anything you like. The recipe is part of the Taste Not Waste collection from Hubbub, Pop Brixton and Museum of London.