Although I love a good take out as much as anybody, I worry that the food can be high in fat and made with ingredients I’d rather avoid. Take out food can also be expensive. With these make your own take away recipes, you guarantee your dinner will be hot and fresh when you eat it and it is likely to be a lot better for you as well. They are perfect for Chinese New Year and beyond.
Although there’s a bit more effort involved to make your own take away, the rewards are great. And honestly, a little light slicing, chopping and stirring can be positively therapeutic after a busy day.
(Please note, I’ve jumped between the terminology ‘make your own take away’ (British English) and ‘make your own take out’ (North American English) because I couldn’t decide which turn of phrase to use. Language indecision is one of the perils of being an ex-pat!)
Make Your Own Take Away Recipes
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.
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!
With lots of fresh veggies, crunchy cashew nuts and a deliciously spiced sauce, this Easy Vegetable and Cashew Stir Fry recipe takes make your own take out to a whole new level.
My Healthier Sweet and Sour Chicken has all the flavour of a traditional sweet and sour recipe but none of the additives and preservatives.
Chinese Chicken with Cashew Nuts takes a little longer to prepare but this delicious dish is worth every moment.
Fresh veggies, a tasty sauce and comforting noodles make this Vegan Pad Thai recipe a treat any day of the week!
Adjust the spices in my Curried Mango Chicken to suit your family and enjoy all the taste of wholesome Indian food at home.
Wholesome ingredients, richly but mildly spiced in my Beef and Vegetable Stir Fry in a Sweet and Spicy Sauce make for a fast meal the whole family can enjoy.
So next time you fancy take out, make your own take away recipes instead. It’s easy, often quicker, and very, very rewarding!