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 Turkey and sprout hash This dish is a delicious way to use up two festive favourites – turkey and brussel sprouts! You can also add in any left over parsnips or carrots, as well as cabbage. Ingredients (Serves 4) 3 tbsp oil 1 onion, sliced 500g (1 lb) leftover roast potatoes, chopped 300g (11 oz) leftover cooked sprouts, chopped 250g (9 oz) leftover roast turkey, chopped 4 medium eggs, poached Method Heat 1 tbsp oil in a large frying pan and fry the onion for 4-5 minutes until browned. Mash the potatoes roughly in a large bowl. Mix onions into the potato with the sprouts and turkey, season to taste and mix well with a spoon. Heat the remaining oil and press the hash into the frying pan and fry 3-4 minutes. Turn the hash over, (don’t worry if it breaks up) and fry for a further 2-3 minutes until golden. Serve topped with a poached egg. Cook’s tips Try making 1 large hash by frying everything up in a large frying pan. Use up leftover roast potatoes and vegetables. Leftover boiled potatoes and cabbage also work. Add chopped bacon and herbs for extra flavour. Omit the turkey and add extra vegetables for a vegetarian option and omit the turkey and eggs for vegans. Recipe provided by Love Food, Hate Waste.