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 Sourdough starter pancakes Our global quest for pancake recipes bought us upon this niche little cake in a pan. Made with sourdough starter it really has got all of the 'waste no bread' bases covered. By Hobbs House Bakery. Ingredients 3 eggs 120ml sourdough A good pinch of sea salt 170ml milk 100g plain white flour 20g butter Method Break the eggs into a large bowl and whisk. Add milk, the sourdough, salt, flour and whisk all together. Melt a big knob of butter in a large frying pan and whisk into the pancake batter. Finally, fry the pancakes in the large frying pan, tossing occasionally until they are golden on both sides. Lubricate your frying pan between pancakes with a little oil on kitchen paper. Serve while still warm. Thanks to Hobbs House Bakery for contributing the recipe and photo.