Why wait when you can make your own tasty fakeaways at home any day of the year? Yep, we’re taking takeaways made in your own kitchen.
Not only are foods like pizza, burgers and Thai food cheaper made at home, but they’re a heck of a lot tastier, super easy and fun to make, and total crowdpleasers. Plus they stretch a lot further to fill hungry tums. That makes it a win in our books.
So whether you’ve extended your Bubble, or love eating leftovers for lunch (good luck with that!), these recipes are guaranteed to paste a smile on your dial. You’ll never have to wait for your takeaway fix again!
1. Chickpea and Courgette Burgers
Kiwis love burgers and even made HUGE burgers a fave all over the world. Yep, we did that. Our Chickpea and Courgette Burgers are so easy and have just a few ingredients. This recipe makes six patties but it’s easy to double up and keep the burgers coming. Plus chickpeas are a high source of protein and pack in loads of nutritious fibre, minerals and vitamins. They’re also said to improve digestion and help metabolism so weight doesn’t fluctuate. For vegans and vegetarians, chickpeas are a high source of iron too, with one large patty providing anywhere from around one quarter to a third of the recommended daily iron intake.
2. Salmon Poké Bowl With Rainbow Salad
If you’ve been craving the fresh flavours of sushi during lockdown but lack the culinary skills to make it at home, our Salmon Poké Bowl with Rainbow Salad will definitely hit the spot – no Masterchef skills needed. Salmon is rich in omega-3 essential fatty acids, which have been shown to lower blood pressure and help in the management of heart disease. This sustainably sourced fish also contains protein to repair muscles, potassium to help aid sleep, vitamin B to manage stress, selenium to help metabolism and thyroid function, and the potent antioxidant astaxanthin from the pink colouring, which has been used to treat degenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease.
3. Dairy-Free Pizza With Cauliflower Crust
Kiwis love pizza! As in LOVE, love. And while the debate around whether to add pineapple or not continues (we’ll never resolve that one!), you’ll definitely find us in the kitchen being creative with this tasty dish. Our Dairy-Free Pizza with Cauliflower Crust is about as creative as it gets with a gluten-free crust and a dairy-free cheese made from cashews. Cashews are loaded with protein, magnesium that helps metabolism, and essential fatty acids including tryptophan that creates niacin, vitamin B3, which is essential to creating the “happy” neurotransmitter, serotonin. They are also loaded with antioxidants, and contain no cholesterol.
4. Tasty Thai Green Vegetable Curry
Thai food is one of the simplest fakeaways to make at home and our Tasty Thai Green Vegetable Curry is a gem. It’s easy to make with fresh or frozen vegetables and only requires your favourite green curry paste in the pantry or fridge. Be sure to keep a can of baby corn in the pantry to make this dish even better. Corn is a rich source of vitamin B12, folic acid and iron, all of which help keep blood cells healthy and aid in the prevention of anemia.
5. Easy Beef Tacos in 30 Minutes
Forget waiting for Taco Tuesday when you can have tacos any night of the week. Our Easy Beef Tacos take just 30 minutes to make and – let’s be honest – way less time to devour. The secret to a great taco is chilli. Chilli is magic for digestive health and metabolism, can help alleviate the symptoms of migraine, fight inflammation in cells. promote red blood cell growth, improve eye sight, and may even lower the risk of catching a cold or the ‘flu. But more than that, they make tacos taste amazing!
6. Easy Red Lentil Dahl
The hardest part about ordering Indian takeaways is choosing what to have. We make your choice easy with our fakeaway menu that includes our delicious Easy Red Lentil Dahl. This recipe has a few cheeky twists to make it Kiwi as, bro. Red lentils make a gorgeous dahl and are fast to cook. Lentils are super low in calories and are a high source of protein, iron and folate. Micronutrient polyphenols are rich in antioxidants to keep cells healthy and slow premature ageing. Lentils are also ideal for people with diabetes or heart disease.
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