There aren't too many takeaway options close to the farm, but that doesn't mean we don't get cravings. Here are eleven "fake away" recipes to satisfy your takeaway hankerings, without having to get out of your PJs and into the car.
Sweet Basil Pork Stirfry (Kra-Praow Muu)
My friend Lim gave me a little Thai cooking class in our farm kitchen many moons ago, and she let me share her beautiful sweet basil pork stirfry recipe with my readers. It's better than any Thai takeaway I've ever had!
Mexican Street Corn Salad (Esquites)
Forget those heavy meat and cheese offerings of old, real Mexican food is fresh and filled with flavour. Chantelle from Fat Mum Slim shares her Esquites (Mexican Street Corn Salad) recipe here.
Beef and Broccoli
No Chinese takeaway order is complete without Beef and Broccoli! This one is ready in minutes from ingredients you likely already have in the pantry. Happy days!
Wonton Dumpling Soup
Sometimes you just don't feel like another boring sandwich for lunch. Enter Beth from BabyMac - her wonton dumpling soup is ready in all of five minutes and is 100% more satisfying than a sanga.
Mum's Chicken Satays
Mum has been making these chicken satays since we were kids. The sauce is so good I could eat it by the spoonful!
Spinach, Cheese, Pesto Quesadillas
Lauren from Create Bake Make started blogging quesadilla recipes when her pregnancy cravings demanded a constant stream of cheesy tortilla-y goodness. This pesto and cheese version has spinach in it - so it's practically a health food!
Sizzler Cheese Bread
My Sizzler cheese bread recipe mightn't be exactly how they make it in the restaurant, but it IS delicious and makes phenomenal dippy-ins* for soup!
Sticky Chicken Nibbles
Forget that other mob, Fat Mum Slim's sticky chicken nibbles are really finger-licken' good!
Thai Corn Cakes
Nothing beats fresh corn. Except fresh corn made into Thai Corn Cakes!
Homemade Pizza Pockets
Pizza pockets used to be a hot item on the tuckshop list when I was at school. (Remember when the tuckshop list was an actual typed list and your order was written on a brown paper bag with the correct change inside?) The beaut news is you can kill both the nostalgia and the pizza craving birds with one stone - pizza pockets made at home!
My recipe for quinoa goreng is a winner. Not into quinoa? You can easily substitute rice - the stuff that comes in the microwave pack is perfect for this (don't microwave it - just use it straight from the packet).
So there you have it - eleven awesome fake away meals to satisfy your takeaway cravings without even leaving the house. Enjoy!
what's your favourite takeaway meal?
*what do your family call the toast you cut into strips and dip into things?