Make your favourite takeaway dish at home.

We’ve been experimenting to recreate all your favourite Friday night takeaways. Bring your favourite spicy, saucy and fried dishes to your kitchen with our fakeaway recipes. Whether it’s the Colonel’s secret blend of spices or a Chinese curry that gets your taste buds tingling, we’ve got your back.

You'll save some cash, and some of the waste packaging that comes with most fast food.

1) Chinese curry

Chinese curry makes people happy and that is a fact. Try it, say the words ‘Chinese curry’ to anybody, nine times out of ten they will give you a smile in return.

Our Chinese curry recipe is 100% plant based and we have paired it with marinated tofu to give an amazing texture to go with the flavour. This is a great one to use up leftover veg that is looking for a home. Go on try it – ‘Chinese curry!’

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2) Build your own pizza

Get ready to tear and share because tonight is pizza night. We’ve got everything you need to make a pizza base and delicious passata using leftover basil stalks.

An amazing way to use herbs from the garden (or window box) and leftover veg to create some killer flavour combos.

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3) Burger sauce

Missing Maccy D’s? 

This homemade take on the famous burger sauce recipe will have you shouting ‘I’m lovin’ it.’ What’s more you will likely have most of the ingredients in your store cupboard ready to rock, including those sauce bottles with just a little bit left.

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4) The Colonel's not so secret blend

This fakeaway is our tribute to Colonel Sanders and his late wife Claudia who left a note with her will letting the cat out of the bag on his secret recipe. Thank you Claudia….

We subscribe to the less and better approach to meat, with a largely plant based diet helping us to reduce our planet warming emissions, and the occasional bit of meat as a treat. Lucky for us we think this blend of spices works just as well with a plant based alternative to chicken such as tempeh or firm tofu.

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5) Ital jerk tofu kebabs and rice n peas

Jerk is the taste of Jamaica, and its scent rides on the cooling breeze all around the island. Legend has it that the native people of the island used to smoke their food over the wood from the allspice trees that grow all over the island. The main flavour in a jerk seasoning is, therefore, allspice, but also ginger, lime, thyme, cinnamon and Scotch Bonnet chilli peppers. Rice n peas is the perfect partner.

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5) Peri peri sauce

Just like the Colonel’s secret blend, Nando’s peri peri sauce is one of the most hotly debated recipes on the internet.

We like our fakeaway version over others we have seen, it uses 10 ingredients, whereas we have seen some that have 20. It uses the whole lemon to reduce food waste and the flavour really bangs. Use this sauce to marinade leftover veg, chicken or fish, nom nom nom.

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6) Egg fried rice

Egg fried rice is one of the nation’s favourite takeaway recipes. What’s more, it’s a perfect home for leftover rice, and odds and ends of lacklustre veg. It's an absolute food waste buster, what’s not to like?

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7) Fish or 'fish' and chips and mushy peas

Fish and chips is the UK’s national dish. But can the paper that’s replaced traditional newspaper wrap be popped into your recycling bin? In short, no. That’s because it absorbs grease and odours, rendering it no good. Save the waste and knock up a delicious stay at home treat.

We’ve included a plant based version using lemon juice, caper brine and a splash of white wine vinegar to recreate all the flavours of the seaside.

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8) Tikka masala

This delicious takeaway tikka masala recipe can be made three ways with – chicken, paneer or chickpeas and cauliflower. Make takeaway at home.

Takeaways often come in plastic food containers with disposable utensils. They're a big part of the plastic pollution in our waste system – and in our seas. This tasty tikka masala has all of the flavour and none of the plastic pollution.

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9) Thai Green Curry

This one-pot Thai curry is big on flavour but low on effort, made in only 3 steps. It's a great way to use up any leftover veggies, just throw in whatever you have hanging around for an easy weeknight dinner.

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Food savvy tip

If cooking every night isn’t your thang, then get to grips with cooking ahead of time.

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Hungry for more?

We’ve raided our fridges and spoken to expert chefs to come up with ten totally delicious, super easy dinner recipes. All of our meal ideas have an environmental twist, so get your apron on and we’ll polish your green halo while you’re cooking.

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