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 Pumpkin and coconut cake Ingredients (Serves 10) 225g self-raising flour 2 heaped teaspoons Baking powder 100g apple syrup 3 teaspoons Cinnamon or Mixed spice 300g pumpkin puree 75g coconut oil 50g desiccated coconut Method Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees celsius. Mix pumpkin well with oil and maple syrup. Add the flour, baking powder and cinnamon, and combine well. Add any additional ingredients. Bake in a greased and lined loaf tin for 15 minutes, before checking. Cover with foil, if the loaf cake is browning. Bake for another 15 minutes (approximately). Allow to cool a little before slicing. It's delicious freshly baked but even yummier when it goes gooey the next day! Thanks to Mark from the Seasonal Kitchen for this recipe.