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 pie smoothie Looking for something to kick start your mornings? This delicious spiced pumpkin smoothie is sure to get you off to a flying start! Ingredients For the smoothie 300g of pumpkin flesh 2 frozen bananas 3 dates 2 cups of almond (or other any non-dairy) milk 1 tablespoon of pumpkin pie spice mix Seeds from ½ a vanilla bean, or 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract For the pumpkin pie spice mix 4 teaspoons of cinnamon 2 teaspoons of ground ginger 1 teaspoon of grated nutmeg 1 teaspoon of allspice ½ a teaspoon of ground cloves Method Chop the pumpkin flesh into small piece. Whizz the pumpkin flesh with a little water in a blender until it is smooth. Make the pumpkin spice mix in a jar and shake the jar to mix. With thanks to Made in Hackney for providing the recipe.