Make Your Own Take Away

Make Your Own Take AwayEveryone loves take away – or take out as it is known in North America. There’s something wonderful about being able to order your dinner and collect it ready cooked. The only trouble with take away food is that sometimes it is less than nutritious. More often than not the foods on offer are high in fat and made with ingredients you would rather avoid. Take away food can also be expensive. The solution? Make Your Own Take Away.

Although there’s a bit more effort involved to make your own take away, the rewards are great. Not only can you guarantee your dinner will be hot and fresh when you eat it but it’s likely to be a lot better for you as well.  And honestly, a little light slicing, chopping and stirring can be positively therapeutic after a busy day.

Over the years I’ve shared a number of recipes that taste as good as – if not better than – your favourite take away foods. Easily made at home with wholesome ingredients, most only take only around half an hour to make.  Others can be made ahead in the slow cooker, meaning you’ve got hot, fresh, make your own take away ready the moment you get home.

Try my easy recipes and rediscover the pleasures of home cooked food even on nights when take away seems like the only option. With make your own take away you’ve got lots of choices for easy, nutritious and wholesome dinners in about the same time as it takes to order and wait for someone else to make your dinner for you!

Make Your Own Take Away

My Healthier Sweet and Sour Chicken has all the flavour of a traditional sweet and sour recipe but none of the additives and preservatives.

Make Your Own Take Away

Chinese Chicken with Cashew Nuts takes a little longer to prepare but this delicious dish is worth every moment.

Make Your Own Take Away

My Chinese Style Beef can be made ahead and left to cook in the slow cooker. Serve it over rice or noodles for a delicious family dinner fast.

Make Your Own Take Away

Adjust the spices in my Curried Mango Chicken to suit your family and enjoy all the taste of wholesome Indian food at home.

Make Your Own Take Away

Another slow cooker recipe, Orange Beef with Noodles is a fresh tasting beef stew with a lovely citrus hit.

So next time you fancy take out or take away, try one of these delicious make your own take away recipes instead. Your family will love you for it!

You may also enjoy – Chinese Style Broccoli and Cashew Rice Bowl

Shared with See Ya in the Gumbo

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Article by April Harris

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April is a food, lifestyle and travel writer who lives in Berkshire, England. She shares inspiration, tips and trends for anyone who loves food, cooking, entertaining, fashion, travel and the finer things in life at her blog, AprilJHarris.com.
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  1. My biggest issue with Chinese take out (and other take out food) is the sodium content. I always seem to find food salty–even when others don’t. I agree. It is worth the extra time/effort to be able to control ingredients. Your Chinese Chicken with Cashew Nuts really jumps out at me. Thank you for sharing, April.

    • Thank you, Michelle, and I agree, it’s not nice (or very good for us!) when things are too salty. The Chinese Chicken with Cashew Nuts is one of our favourites too 🙂

  2. I like the look of the slow cooker options here, especially the orange beef. Thank you!

  3. Delicious April, you made everything easy to make.

  4. This is a great idea! I have always wanted to make my own takeaway. You are very creative, so, I am not surprised that you came up with this ingenious idea!

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