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 Vegan banana pancakes Bananas are one of the most commonly wasted foods in the UK, which is a shame considering they make a great binder for vegan baking. These vegan banana pancakes by Norwegian blogger Mari Hult are great for using up spotted bananas, and will give you a syroupsly tasty start to your day. Ingredients 2 ripe bananas 2 tablespoons of rapeseed oil 1 dl soy-milk, or other non-dairy milk 1 dl water 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar 1 tablespoon of maple syrup, or other sweetener such as agave syrup 2.5 dl wheat flour 2.5 teaspoons of baking powder 1/2 teaspoon of salt cinnamon (optional) Vegan margarine or oil for frying Method Mash your bananas in a bowl using a fork. Add oil, milk, water, vinegar and syrup, and mix well. Let the batter rest for a couple of minutes. Measure up the flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon, and sieve into the mix. Mix to a lump-free batter. Heat a frying pan over medium heat. Add the dairy-free margarine or oil. Use about 1 dl of batter for each pancake. They should be quite thick. Fry on one side until you can see the edges sticking, about 3 minutes. Flip and fry for about 1 minute on the other side. Serve hot with jam, honey or sugar. Recipe by Mari Hult, creator of Vegetarbloggen. Photo by Mari Hult.