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 Waldorf salad This simple summer recipe can be adapted for many different salad items, nuts or cheeses. Many a great salad has been invented through free-styling with what’s in the fridge. Ingredients (Serves 4) 4 cubed apples 2 sticks chopped celery 100g raisins / currants (either or both, soaked in hot water with a squeeze of lemon) 100g walnuts (crumbled) 70g mayo (can be replaced in part with yoghurt, sour cream or creme fraiche) 1 teaspoon cider vinegar or lemon juice 2 teaspoons sugar Grapes, if you have them 8 oz cheese (blue is traditionally used, any crumbly cheese will work) Salad Leaves e.g. lettuce, chicory. Method In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise (or alternative) and the lemon juice or cider vinegar. Add the sugar, 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon of fresh ground pepper. Mix in the apple, celery, grapes, cheese, raisins and walnuts. Serve on a bed of fresh lettuce Enjoy.