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 soup Toasty and hearty, this simple yet delicious pumpkin soup is perfect after carving the pumpkins with your family and friends. Ingredients (Serves 4) 250g butter 1 small onion, diced finely 800g pumpkin, peeled and cut into chunk 1-2 tsp runny honey 15g grated root ginger 1 Knorr Vegetable Stock Cube/ Vegetable Stock Pot dissolved in 750ml boiling water 100ml single cream Black pepper, to taste 2 tbsp freshly chopped coriander (optional) Toppings Pumpkin seeds saved from pumpkin Drizzle of cream Salt, to taste Pepper, to taste Method Preheat the oven to 200oC Lay foil on an oven safe dish and spread the pumpkin seeds, add a splash of olive oil, salt, and pepper to taste. Put in oven to toast for 40 minutes. Melt the butter in a large saucepan. Add the onions and pumpkin and cook on medium heat for 3-4 minutes until the vegetables soften but do not brown. Add the honey, ginger, and Knorr Vegetable Stock and bring to the boil. Simmer for 15-20 minutes until the pumpkin is soft. Stir in most of the single cream and place in a food processor. Blend until smooth. Season to taste with black pepper. Serve garnished with a swirl of the remaining single cream, a sprinkle of coriander if desired, and the toasted pumpkin seeds. Tips for a delicious experience Great served with a chunk of granary bread. Try giving this great soup a touch of heat by adding 1 finely chopped red chilli and one crushed clove of garlic in with the onions. Thanks to Knorr for supplying the recipe.