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. HomeDo somethingTop tipsRecipesBlogIdeas bankCollaborate Food Norwegian waffles (vafler) Waffles are an essential Norwegian tradition. Not a week goes by in a Norwegian home without a waffle being eaten. Unlike the Belgium waffles, Norwegian waffles are large, soft and fluffy and fit pefectly folded in your hand. Ingredients (Makes 8 waffles/pancakes) 5 dl all-purpose flour 100 ml sugar 2 ts baking powder 1 ts cardamom 5 dl milk 2 eggs 50 ml melted butter Method Put all the dry ingredients in a baking bowl and add in the milk a bit at a time. Stir well to avoid lumps. Add the eggs and melted butter and stir till a smooth batter. Leave the batter to rest for 30 minutes. Fry the waffles in a waffle iron or flip in a pan. Serve hot with jam, sugar or Norwegian Brown Cheese, tuck in and nyt (enjoy!) Recipe by Stine.