In the kitchen

A quarter of the average household bin is food that could have been eaten. Don't throw away your hard-earned cash!

Use our handy hints, clever recipes and useful links to get on top of your kitchen and take control of your food bills!

  • Banana bread and butter pudding

    Banana bread and butter pudding recipe

    • 2
    • 25m

    Ingredients: bread, butter, banana, eggs, soft light brown sugar, cinnamon, milk, flour

  • Bombay potatoes recipe

    • 2
    • 25m

    Ingredients: potatoes, oil, onions, medium curry powder, chopped tomatoes, mango chutney, cauliflower, carrots, spinach, other vegetables

  •  Know your dates

    'Use by' is the only date that relates to food safety. You should eat or freeze the food before this date.

    Other dates refer to food quality or are for shop staff.

    Learn more about what the date labels mean

  • Ham and potato soup

    Ham and potato soup recipe

    • 2
    • 20m

    Ingredients: potatoes, butter, onions, stock cube, milk, parsley, chives, other herbs, ham, bread

  • Omelette recipe

    • 2
    • 12m

    Ingredients: onions, potatoes, bell pepper, garlic, eggs, dried herbs, parmesan or hard cheese, oil

  • Zesty veg cake

    Zesty veg cake recipe

    • 15
    • 70m

    Ingredients: butter, sultanas or raisins, oranges or clementines, self-raising flour, light soft brown sugar, mixed spice, ground ginger, bicarbonate of soda, eggs, carrots parsnips or swede, icing sugar or fondant icing sugar

  •  Perfect your portions

    Get the hang of portion sizes: only cook what you need and make your everyday staples like pasta and rice go further.

  • Summer vegetable risotto

    Summer veg risotto recipe

    • 2
    • 30m

    Ingredients: short grain rice, vegetable stock, shallots or onions, asparagus, frozen peas, parmesan cheese, oil, butter

  • Tortilla pizza

    Tortilla pizza recipe

    • 2
    • 25m

    Ingredients: cherry tomatoes, tomato purée, garlic, mozzarella cheese, pineapple chunks, ham, basil or other herbs, wholewheat tortillas, spinach, rocket

  •  Feed your garden

    Egg shells, fruit peels and coffee grounds can’t be eaten, but they make great compost.

  • Tomato sauce

    Versatile tomato sauce recipe

    • 2
    • 25m

    Ingredients: oil, onions, celery, mushrooms, garlic, tinned tomatoes, tomato purée, mixed dried herbs, pepper

  • Leftover roast hash

    Leftover roast hash recipe

    • 2
    • 20m

    Ingredients: roast potatoes, carrots, swede, broccoli, cabbage, other vegetables, roast meat, horseradish or mustard, plain flour, sunflower oil, eggs

  •  Sort your storage

    How and where you store your food can make it last much longer.

    Making sure your fridge is at the right temperature is a great first step - it should be less than 5°C.

  •  Plan some savings

    Buy only what you need and save money by planning what your meals will be a few days at a time.

    Get some tips on planning your meals

    Get creative with healthy cupboard savings

  • White cheesy sauce ingredients

    Easy cheesy white sauce recipe

    • 4
    • 15m

    Ingredients: cheese, shallots or onions, bay leaves, cloves, milk, butter, flour, English mustard