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 Venezuelan cachapas We betcha your cachapas that you'll like these Venezuelan pancakes, their sweet and salty flavours make them a hit! By Adrianna Jaroslavaky de Costi. Ingredients (Serves 3- 4) 512g of cornmeal / fine maize flour 3 teaspoons of salt 96g of sugar 250ml of milk Butter for frying Toppings Cheeses of your choice. I usually have mozzerella and halloumi. Method Sift the corn flour into the milk and add the salt and sugar little by little. Stir altogether until the mixture is consistently smooth and thick. One the butter has melted, add a tablespoon of batter and turn when browned. Once both sides are golden, remove them from the pan. Fill with cheeses, fold in half and enjoy! Venezuelan musings on pancakes 'In Venezuela we eat a type of pancake called Cachapa. They are sweet and made of corn flour but are eaten with a mixture of Halloumi and Mozzarella - they are incredibly yummy! Usually eaten at breakfast, these sweet and salty flavours create a delicious Venezuelan delicacy. Cheese is the most common topping but you can have them with fried pork, vegetables or a tomato sauce. If you want to give these traditional pancakes a try you can sample them in Arepas & co. in east London, which sells other dishes like Mandingos and as it says in the name, Arepas. Its the real deal as they get there cheeses sent over from South America.' Thanks to Adrianna Jaroslavaky de Costi for contributing the recipe.Photo by Rufino.