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 Roast potato tortilla A simple dish, yet so delicious when made with care. A lot of us cook way too much food for christmas, this is a delicious way to use up leftover roasted potatoes and it saves time frying up potatoes from scratch. It makes a delicious brunch. Ingredients (Serves 4 as a generous lunch) 2 onions, sliced 2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped 500g leftover roast potatoes, chopped into pieces 4 eggs, lightly beaten Light olive oil Method Saute the onions for about 10 minutes until they are soft. Add the garlic and fry for another 2 minutes. Add the onions to the potatoes and allow to cool. Then add the eggs and mix. Heat a small deep 6-8 inch frying pan with a good splash of light olive oil. When the oil begins to smoke, pour the egg mixture into the pan. Be careful, it may spit. As the mixture enters the pan, swivel it from side to side using the handle so the egg doesn’t stick. You should see the egg moving independently from the pan itself. Turn the heat down low, to stop it burning. Cook for 4-5 minutes. Place your finger in the middle and feel where the egg is cooked too. When it is cooked halfway through it is ready to turn. So this is the fun bit. Place a plate on top of the tortilla and flip onto the plate. Return the pan to the heat. Scrape off any bits that may have stuck and add a little more oil. When hot, slide the tortilla back into the pan, raw side down. Shake from side to side again to make sure its not stuck. Turn the heat down. Using a wooden spoon, tuck the rough edges underneath to make them rounded. Cook for a further 5 minutes. Slide onto a plate and allow to cool. Recipe provided by Tom Hunt, Eco chef and food waste activistPhoto provided by Luca Nebuloni.