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 Pumpkin mulled wine This recipe, something of a grown-up pumpkin spiced latte, can be made with a lesser quantity of pumpkin flesh, it’s a perfect outlet for the insides of your carving pumpkin. The stringy bits around the seeds are ideal here. This recipe is part of the #PumpkinRescue. Ingredients 1 small pumpkin (about 300g) peeled, seeded and cut into 1" cubes – keep the stringy bits around the seeds as these impart flavour1 tsp. whole cloves1 cinnamon stick1 whole nutmeg, crushed5 cardamom pods300ml waterSugar, to taste1 (750-ml.) bottle of a fruity, full-bodied red wine, like merlot Method Combine pumpkin, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, and 300ml water in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until pumpkin is tender and translucent, about 40–45 minutes. Cool to room temperature, add wine, and refrigerate for at least 5 hours or overnight. Gently mash pumpkin, stirring to combine, and strain twice through a fine-mesh sieve. Rewarm over low heat until just heated through.