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 Rubies' pumpkin chutney Pumpkins are not just for Halloween, why not preserve yourself a Christmas gift? This gourd-geous autumnal chutney from Rubies in the Rubble is the perfect addition to a strong cheddar sarnie. Ingredients 750g 1cm diced pumpkin 500g sugar 400ml cider vinegar 1 large onion, chopped 2 tsp dried chilli flakes 1 tsp paprika 80g fresh ginger 1 tsp cinnamon powder 50g sultanas 400g apple, peeled and 1cm diced 1 tbsp oil Handful of pumpkin seeds (optional) Method Put the oil in a pan with the chilli flakes, cinnamon, fresh ginger (and pumpkin seeds if adding). Heat through being careful the spices don’t burn. Add the chopped onion and cook through for 5 mins, then add the vinegar, sultanas and sugar. Stir until boiling and the sugar dissolves. Add the pumpkin and apple and cook until the chutney is thick and the pumpkin is cooked through (this could take 2 hours). Taste and vary spices according to your liking, then jar in to dry, clean jars and start decorating your label! Happy Pumpkin preserving! This recipe was kindly donated to the #PumpkinRescue campaign by Rubies in the Rubble.