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 Simple pumpkin pie With only 20 minutes of preparation time, this tasty pumpkin pie is really quick and easy to make. It has a delicious soft texture and the mix of allspice, cinnamon and ginger bring out a richer taste in the pumpkin. After running around after little devils, it’s a little slice of heaven. Ingredients Pastry 175 g plain flour, sieved 85 g Flora Buttery 25 g (1oz) caster sugar 1 egg yolk 1 tablespoon water Filling 200 g light brown sugar 0.5 tsp salt 1.5 tsp ground cinnamon 0.125 tsp ground allspice 0.5 tsp ground ginger 2 large eggs 450 g cooked pumpkin, mashed 375 ml milk Method Rub the Flora into the flour until mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Stir in the sugar, then add egg yolk and water and mix to a firm dough. Knead lightly and roll out to line a 22cm0 flan case. Bake "blind" in preheated oven 200° C, 180° C fan, Gas mark 6 for 10 minutes. While the pastry case is baking you can prepare the filling. Combine sugar, salt and spices in small bowl; set aside. Using an electric mixer, beat the eggs with the pumpkin. Add the sugar mixture and beat again until combined. Mix in the milk. Pour the filling into the pie crust and put back into the oven. After 15 minutes turn the temperature down to 180° C, 160° C fan, Gas mark 4 and bake for a further 45 minutes or until the filling is set and you can insert a knife into the centre and it comes out clean. Remove from the oven and leave to cool on a wire rack. Thank you to Flora for this recipe.