17 December 2020

Thermomix Fakeaway Menu

Paper copy of Thermomix takeaway menu on a fridge door

Written by Megan

Megan is an independent Thermomix consultant based in Mackay, Queensland. When she isn't at her day job or the library, you'll likely find her tinkering with her Thermomix (closely supervised by a cat or two). Megan gets a kick out of inspiring others to use their Thermomix and you can download her Thermomix Fakeaway menu for free.
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Easy takeaway recipes to make at home

It’s 7:30 pm.  You’re on your way home from after school commitments.  The kids are grizzling in the back seat and you’re exhausted after a long day.  The last thing you feel like doing is cooking.  At this point, how many of you would be looking for the nearest drive-through?  Takeaway can be convenient, but it isn’t always the best option.  But what’s the alternative?  Thermomix “Fakeaway!”

It’s easier than you think to swap your favourite takeaway for homemade fakeaway.  Here are some of the benefits: 

Thermomix Fakeaway can be quicker

There is a perception that takeaway is quick; we call it “fast food” after all.  Yet, in the time it would have taken you to visit a drive-through, it’s possible to deliver homemade takeaway from your kitchen to your table.

If you’re resorting to takeaway because you can’t decide what to cook – consider meal planning.  Create yourself some Cookidoo collections like “Quick dinners,” “Easy midweek dinners,” and “Friday night favourites.”  Then, when you’re planning your meal choices for the week, you’ve already done some of the hard work and narrowed down the number of choices to pick from. If you need a refresher on the meal planning functions in Cookidoo, view these short tutorials.

If you’re resorting to takeaway because you’re time poor – consider meal prepping.  When it comes to food prep, you have a few different options:

1. Batch cook and freeze meals

It can be quicker and easier to defrost frozen homemade meals, than to wait for your takeaway delivery.  If you don’t feel organised enough to set aside a couple of hours on a weekend to batch cook for the week, start by making a double batch of your favourite meal next time you cook it.  The Road to Loving my Thermo Mixer has a comprehensive list of suggestions and here are a few freezer friendly recipes on Cookidoo: 

2. Batch cook and freeze staples

If you don’t have freezer space to pre-make the full meal, you can at least keep some basics on hand for when you need them.  For example:

3. Prepare recipes up to a certain stage

Based on the cooking time, you might dismiss some recipes as too hard to make during the week, but always read the recipe steps before you make a decision.  You might have time to prepare part of the recipe in the morning, or between shuttling kids to activities.  Then it’s a simple matter to finish the last steps just before you are ready to eat.  For example:

Thermomix Fakeaway can be healthier

Most takeaways rely on fat, sugar, salt, and additives for flavour. Savoury sauces and salad dressings, in particular, can be packed full of hidden sugar which reduces the nutritional value of your meals.

When you make your favourite takeaway dish at home, you’re in control:

  • You know exactly what’s gone into it.
  • You can easily adjust the fat, sugar, and salt (plus the spiciness) to your taste.
  • You can make simple, healthy swaps, like a salad instead of fries or a burrito bowl instead of nachos.
  • You can stick to healthy portion sizes.

Thermomix Fakeaway can save you money

The average Australian household spends one third of their food budget on eating out and takeaway.  A single “premium” takeaway pizza or chicken curry would see you out of pocket $20.  And that’s before you add any delivery fees.  You could make the same pizza at home for half the price, using quality, fresh ingredients, while creamy coconut chicken curry with cauliflower rice only costs $3.20 per serve to make from scratch.

Meal planning helps you save money too.  If you have a clear list of what you need to purchase for the week, you minimise the number of trips you make to the supermarket and the number of groceries you buy, but don’t need.  When you meal plan in Cookidoo, it will generate a shopping list for you and you can even order your ingredients directly online. 

Thermomix Takeaway Ideas

To help with the dreaded “what’s for dinner?” question, I’ve put together a list of homemade takeaway favourites to get you started.  There is a printable A4 version too for when you’re looking for last minute meal inspiration.  Print on both sides of paper (remember to flip on the short edge), fold, and replace your other takeaway menus.

Pizza, burgers, curries, fried rice, fish and chips, kebabs… I tried to cover all of your takeaway favourites, but there was only room for so many recipes. Which takeaway favourite of yours did I miss? Share in the comments!

TM31 Fakeaway Recipes

BREAKFAST TO GO

Acai Berry Bowl – Good Food, Gluten Free, Australia

Bagels with Bacon Jam and Egg – Weekend Brunch, Australia

Coconut Green Chai Smoothie – Quirky Cooking

Hash Browns Everyday Cooking for Thermomix Families, Australia

Mango Muesli Eat Well, Australia

Pikelets – The Basic Cookbook

Plum and Raspberry Chia Puddings – Eat Well, Australia

MIXDONALD’S

 – Recipe Community

Classic Beef Burgers – Barbecue, Australia

 – Recipe Community

Creamy Iced Coffee – TM31 Everyday Cookbook, Australia

– Recipe Community

Hot Cacao Fudge Sauce – Sweet Nourish, Australia

Just like McDonald’s Apple Pie – Recipe Community

COLONEL THERMO

Coleslaw – TM31 Everyday Cookbook

Recipe Community

Popcorn Chicken – The Road to Loving my Thermo Mixer

– Recipe Community

GREEN ROOSTER

All-in-one Chicken Dinner – Skinnymixers Classics, Australia

Dipping Sauces

Healthy Chocolate Mousse – Sweet Nourish, Australia

Herb and Garlic Pull-Apart Bread – The Basic Cookbook

– Recipe Community

– Recipe Community

ASIAN TAKEAWAY

Awesome Pad Thai – Recipe Community

Cel’s Delicious Honey Chicken – Recipe Community

Chinese-style Stir-Fried Vegetables – TM31 Everyday Cookbook

Curry Laksa – Eat Well, Australia

Hoisin Pork Bowl – Nourishing Bowls, Australia

Honey Soy Meatballs – Recipe Community

Korean Barbecue Pork with Rice Salad – Barbecue, Australia

Mayonnaise sushi style – Recipe Community

Mixed Mushroom Congee with Pickled Eggs – Vegetarian Kitchen, Australia

Mongolian Lamb – Recipe Community

Non-Fried Fried Rice – Recipe Community

Pork Ribs with Black Bean Sauce – Yum Cha, Australia

Pork San Choy Bau – Cooking for Me and You, Australia

Prawn and Noodle Stir-Fry – Simply Delicious, Australia

Steamed Pork Buns (baozi) – Yum Cha, Australia

Sue-Ellen’s Singapore Noodles – Quirky Cooking

Sweet and sour meatballs with vegetables – TM31 Everyday Cookbook

Thai Beef Salad with Noodles – Cooking for Me and You, Australia

Thai Green Chicken Curry – Recipe Community

Thai Spring Rolls “Poh Pia” – Recipe Community

Thermomix Sushi – Recipe Community

Vietnamese Chicken Meatball and Noodle Soup – Recipe Community

INDIAN TAKEAWAY

Butter Chicken – Skinnymixers

Chicken Korma – Flavours of India, Australia

Chicken Tikka Masala – Flavours of India, Australia

Creamy Coconut Chicken Curry – Flavours of India, Australia

Garlic and Coriander Naan – Flavours of India, Australia

Goan Prawn Curry – Flavours of India, Australia

Onion Bhaji – Flavours of India, Australia

Samosas – Flavours of India, Australia

Seekh Kebabs – Flavours of India, Australia

ITALIAN TAKEAWAY

Almond Biscotti – Festive Flavour, Australia

Chunky Bolognese – Skinnymixers Classics, Australia

Creamy Tomato and Salami Fettuccine – TM31 Everyday Cookbook

Garlic Prawn Linguine – Recipe Community

Lasagne – TM31 Everyday Cookbook

Minestrone – The Basic Cookbook

Mushroom Risotto – TM31 Everyday Cookbook

Pizza Dough – TM31 Everyday Cookbook

Pumpkin Soup – TM31 Everyday Cookbook

Ricotta Gnocchi – Focus on Ricotta, Australia

Spaghetti Carbonara – The Basic Cookbook

Steamed mussels with red wine and tomato sauce – Recipe Community

Tiramisu – The Basic Cookbook

MEXICAN TAKEAWAY

Black Bean Enchiladas – Eat Well, Australia

Chilli Chutney Quesadillas – Vegetarian Kitchen, Australia

Chilli Con Carne – TM31 Everyday Cookbook

Churros (oven baked) – Recipe Community

Guacamole – TM31 Everyday Cookbook

Mexican Slow Cooked Beef – Recipe Community

Mexican Stack – TM31 Everyday Cookbook

Nachos with Beans and Cashew Sour Cream – Vegetarian Kitchen, Australia

Red Rice and Beans – Recipe Community

Refried Beans – Recipe Community

Shredded Beef for Tacos and Burritos – Recipe Community

Taco Seasoning – Eat Well, Australia

Warm Mexican Chilli Dip ‘Chilli Con Queso’ – Recipe Community

MIDDLE EASTERN AND MEDITERRANEAN TAKEAWAY

Doner Kebabs – Recipe Community

Falafel with Beetroot Hommus – Wholefood Cooking, Australia

Iraqi cheese pies (Cheese chureck) – Travel the Middle East, Australia

Keftethes (Greek Meatballs) – Postcards from Greece, Australia

Kofta and Cucumber Yoghurt – Recipe Community

Lamb and Feta Meatballs – Cooking for Me and You, Australia

Lentil and Chickpea Burger with Tahini Dressing – Vegetarian Kitchen, Australia

Lentil Moussaka – Wholefood Cooking, Australia

Spiced Lamb Flatbread – Travel the Middle East, Australia

Tabouli like the Kebab Shop – Recipe Community

Traditional Hommus – Authentic Lebanese, Australia

Turkish Pide – Recipe Community

Tzatziki Dip – TM31 Everyday Cookbook

Warm Mediterranean Couscous Salad – Thermomix Favourites, Australia

USA TAKEAWAY

BBQ Chicken Winglets – Good Food, Gluten Free, Australia

Buffalo Chicken Wings – Barbecue, Australia

 – Recipe Community

Pulled Pork with Apple and Fennel Salad – Eat Well, Australia

“Subway” Cookies – Recipe Community

TM5 Fakeaway Recipes

BREAKFAST TO GO

Acai Berry Bowl – Good Food, Gluten Free, Australia

Bagels with Bacon Jam and Egg – Weekend Brunch, Australia

Coconut Green Chai Smoothie – Quirky Cooking

Hash Browns Everyday Cooking for Thermomix Families, Australia

Mango Muesli Eat Well, Australia

Pikelets – The Basic Cookbook

Plum and Raspberry Chia Puddings – Eat Well, Australia

MIXDONALD’S

 – Recipe Community

Classic Beef Burgers – Barbecue, Australia

 – Recipe Community

Frappé Coffee – Everyday Cooking for Thermomix Families, Australia

– Recipe Community

Hot Cacao Fudge Sauce – Sweet Nourish, Australia

Just like McDonald’s Apple Pie – Recipe Community

COLONEL THERMO

Coleslaw – The Basic Cookbook

Recipe Community

Popcorn Chicken – The Road to Loving my Thermo Mixer

– Recipe Community

GREEN ROOSTER

All-in-one Chicken Dinner – Skinnymixers Classics, Australia

Dipping Sauces

Healthy Chocolate Mousse – Sweet Nourish, Australia

Herb and Garlic Pull-Apart Bread – The Basic Cookbook

– Recipe Community

– Recipe Community

ASIAN TAKEAWAY

Awesome Pad Thai – Recipe Community

Cel’s Delicious Honey Chicken – Recipe Community

Chinese-style Stir-Fried Vegetables – The Basic Cookbook

Curry Laksa – Eat Well, Australia

Hoisin Pork Bowl – Nourishing Bowls, Australia

Honey Soy Meatballs – Recipe Community

Korean Barbecue Pork with Rice Salad – Barbecue, Australia

Mayonnaise sushi style – Recipe Community

Mixed Mushroom Congee with Pickled Eggs – Vegetarian Kitchen, Australia

Mongolian Lamb – Recipe Community

Non-Fried Fried Rice – Recipe Community

Pork Ribs with Black Bean Sauce – Yum Cha, Australia

Pork San Choy Bau – Cooking for Me and You, Australia

Prawn and Noodle Stir-Fry – Simply Delicious, Australia

Steamed Pork Buns (baozi) – Yum Cha, Australia

Sue-Ellen’s Singapore Noodles – Quirky Cooking

Sweet and sour meatballs with vegetables – Everyday Cooking for Thermomix Families, Australia

Thai Beef Salad with Noodles – Cooking for Me and You, Australia

Thai Green Chicken Curry – Recipe Community

Thai Spring Rolls “Poh Pia” – Recipe Community

Thermomix Sushi – Recipe Community

Vietnamese Chicken Meatball and Noodle Soup – Recipe Community

INDIAN TAKEAWAY

Butter Chicken – Skinnymixers

Chicken Korma – Flavours of India, Australia

Chicken Tikka Masala – Flavours of India, Australia

Creamy Coconut Chicken Curry – Flavours of India, Australia

Garlic and Coriander Naan – Flavours of India, Australia

Goan Prawn Curry – Flavours of India, Australia

Onion Bhaji – Flavours of India, Australia

Samosas – Flavours of India, Australia

Seekh Kebabs – Flavours of India, Australia

ITALIAN TAKEAWAY

Almond Biscotti – Festive Flavour, Australia

Chunky Bolognese – Skinnymixers Classics, Australia

Creamy Tomato and Salami Fettuccine – The Basic Cookbook

Garlic Prawn Linguine – Recipe Community

Lasagne Bolognese – The Basic Cookbook

Minestrone – The Basic Cookbook

Mushroom Risotto – The Basic Cookbook

Pizza Dough – The Basic Cookbook

Pumpkin Soup – The Basic Cookbook

Ricotta Gnocchi – Focus on Ricotta, Australia

Spaghetti Carbonara – The Basic Cookbook

Steamed mussels with red wine and tomato sauce – Recipe Community

Tiramisu – The Basic Cookbook

MEXICAN TAKEAWAY

Black Bean Enchiladas – Eat Well, Australia

Chilli Chutney Quesadillas – Vegetarian Kitchen, Australia

Chilli Con Carne – The Basic Cookbook

Churros (oven baked) – Recipe Community

Guacamole – The Basic Cookbook

Mexican Slow Cooked Beef – Recipe Community

Mexican Stack – The Basic Cookbook

Nachos with Beans and Cashew Sour Cream – Vegetarian Kitchen, Australia

Red Rice and Beans – Recipe Community

Refried Beans – Recipe Community

Shredded Beef for Tacos and Burritos – Recipe Community

Taco Seasoning – Eat Well, Australia

Warm Mexican Chilli Dip ‘Chilli Con Queso’ – Recipe Community

MIDDLE EASTERN AND MEDITERRANEAN TAKEAWAY

Doner Kebabs – Recipe Community

Falafel with Beetroot Hommus – Wholefood Cooking, Australia

Iraqi cheese pies (Cheese chureck) – Travel the Middle East, Australia

Keftethes (Greek Meatballs) – Postcards from Greece, Australia

Kofta and Cucumber Yoghurt – Recipe Community

Lamb and Feta Meatballs – Cooking for Me and You, Australia

Lentil and Chickpea Burger with Tahini Dressing – Vegetarian Kitchen, Australia

Lentil Moussaka – Wholefood Cooking, Australia

Spiced Lamb Flatbread – Travel the Middle East, Australia

Tabouli like the Kebab Shop – Recipe Community

Traditional Hommus – Authentic Lebanese Australia

Turkish Pide – Recipe Community

Tzatziki Dip – Everyday Cooking for Thermomix Families, Australia

Warm Mediterranean Couscous Salad – Thermomix Favourites, Australia

USA TAKEAWAY

BBQ Chicken Winglets – Good Food, Gluten Free, Australia

Buffalo Chicken Wings – Barbecue, Australia

 – Recipe Community

Pulled Pork with Apple and Fennel Salad – Eat Well, Australia

“Subway” Cookies – Recipe Community

TM6 Fakeaway Recipes

BREAKFAST TO GO

Acai Berry BowlGood Food, Gluten Free, Australia

American-style PancakesThe Basic Cookbook

Bagels with Bacon Jam and EggWeekend Brunch, Australia

Breakfast BurgerBetter Burgers, USA

Energising SmoothieBreakfast Smoothies, UK

Hash BrownsEveryday Cooking for Thermomix Families, Australia

Orange and Mango Chia PuddingVegetarian Kitchen, Australia

MIXDONALD’S

Baked Chicken Nuggets5 Simple Ingredients, USA

Chicken Burger with Yoghurt SauceBurgers, UK

Classic Beef BurgersBarbecue, Australia

Classic Diner BurgerBetter Burgers, USA

Frappé CoffeeEveryday Cooking for Thermomix Families, Australia

HamburgersEveryday Cookbook, USA

Hot Cacao Fudge SauceSweet Nourish, Australia

Salted Caramel Ice CreamThe Basic Cookbook

COLONEL THERMO

Chicken ‘Fried’ SteakTex-Mex Cookbook, USA

ColeslawThe Basic Cookbook

Southern-style Fried Chicken & SweetcornComforting Family Food, UK

Traditional GravySavoury Sauces, Australia

GREEN ROOSTER

 All-in-one Chicken DinnerSkinnymixers Classics, Australia

Caesar SaladTaste of Home, USA

Chocolate Chestnut CheesecakeAll-in-one Meals, UK

Chocolate Fondant CakeThe Basic Cookbook

Dipping Sauces

Healthy Chocolate MousseSweet Nourish, Australia

Herb and Garlic Pull-Apart BreadThe Basic Cookbook

Layered Chicken DinnerEveryday Cooking for Thermomix Families, Australia

ASIAN TAKEAWAY

Cha gio (Spring Rolls)Vietnamese, Australia

Chiang Mai NoodlesSimply Delicious, Australia

Chinese Five Spice Beef CheeksSkinnymixers Classics, Australia

Chinese Pork with VegetablesThe Basic Cookbook

Easy Satay ChickenQuick and easy meals, Australia

Hoisin Pork BowlNourishing Bowls, Australia

Korean Barbecue Pork with Rice SaladBarbecue, Australia

Mixed Mushroom Congee with Pickled EggsVegetarian Kitchen, Australia

Mongolian Lamb Hot PotThe Basic Cookbook

Pad Kra Pow Matt Sinclair, Australia

Pad Thai Noodles with PrawnsThe Basic Cookbook

Pork with Black Bean SauceQuick and easy meals, Australia

Prawn and Chicken LaksaSoups, Australia

Prawn and Noodle Stir-FrySimply Delicious, Australia

San Choy BauMatt Sinclair, Australia

Soba Noodle Mee GorengPlant to Plate, Australia

Special Un-Fried RiceMeals in Under 45 Minutes, UK

Steamed Pork Buns (baozi)Yum Cha, Australia

Sticky Sesame ChickenMeals in a Flash, Australia

SushiSushi, UK

Sweet and Sour PorkMeals in a Flash, Australia

Taiwanese Sticky RiceMade in Taiwan, Australia

Thai Beef SaladEveryday Cooking for Thermomix Families, Australia

Vietnamese Mixed Meat PhoVietnamese, Australia

INDIAN TAKEAWAY

Chicken JalfreziSlow Cooking, Australia

Chicken Tikka MasalaA Taste of India, UK

Creamy Coconut Chicken Curry (TM6)TM6 Cooking Experience, Australia

Goan Prawn CurryFlavours of India, Australia

Kid-friendly Butter ChickenWholefood Child, Australia

Lamb KormaEveryday Cooking for Thermomix Families, Australia

Naan BreadEveryday Cooking for Thermomix Families, Australia

Onion BhajiFlavours of India, Australia

SamosasFlavours of India, Australia

Seekh KebabsFlavours of India, Australia

ITALIAN TAKEAWAY

Almond BiscottiFestive Flavour, Australia

Bolognese SauceThe Basic Cookbook

Chicken CacciatoreThe Basic Cookbook

Creamy Tomato and Salami FettuccineThe Basic Cookbook

Garlic PrawnsThe Basic Cookbook

Lasagne BologneseThe Basic Cookbook

MinestroneThe Basic Cookbook

Mushroom Risotto (TM6)TM6 Cooking Experience, Australia

Peanut Butter Gelato (Gelato Messina)Our 15th Anniversary, Australia

Penne with MusselsFabulous Flavour on Every Level, Australia

Pizza DoughThe Basic Cookbook

Pumpkin SoupThe Basic Cookbook

Ricotta GnocchiFocus on Ricotta, Australia

Spaghetti CarbonaraThe Basic Cookbook (green)

TiramisuThe Basic Cookbook (green)

MEXICAN TAKEAWAY

Beef Brisket Chilli Con CarneSlow Cooking, Australia

Beef FajitasFakeaway Favourites, Australia

Beef TacosFakeaway Favourites, Australia

Beef TostadasViva México!, USA

Black Bean Quesadillas with GuacamoleMeals in Minutes, UK

Brisket BurritoTex-Mex Cookbook, USA

ChurrosEntertaining with Dani Valent, Australia

GuacamoleThe Basic Cookbook (green)

Kimchi Queso DipPlant to Plate, Australia

Mexican StackThe Basic Cookbook

Nachos with Beans and Cashew Sour CreamVegetarian Kitchen, Australia

Red RiceEntertaining with Dani Valent, Australia

Refried BeansPlant to Plate, Australia

Sour Cream and Chicken EnchiladasEveryday Cooking for Thermomix Families, Australia

Tex-Mex Tortillas with Shredded Pork and Black BeansThe Basic Cookbook

MIDDLE EASTERN AND MEDITERRANEAN TAKEAWAY

Beef Koftas with Saffron YoghurtBarbecue, UK

Falafel with Beetroot HommusWholefood Cooking, Australia

Keftethes (Greek Meatballs)Postcards from Greece, Australia

Lamb and Feta MeatballsCooking for Me and You, Australia

Lamb MoussakaEveryday Cooking for Thermomix Families, Australia

Lentil and Chickpea Burger with Tahini DressingVegetarian Kitchen, Australia

Middle Eastern Chicken with Pearl CouscousMeals in a Flash, Australia

Pistachio CakeCalendar Favourites, Australia

Quick Gyros with TzatzikiFakeaway Favourites, Australia

Spiced Lamb FlatbreadTravel the Middle East, Australia

Spiced Moroccan Lentil SoupThe Basic Cookbook

Tzatziki DipEveryday Cooking for Thermomix Families, Australia

Warm Mediterranean Couscous SaladThermomix Favourites, Australia

USA TAKEAWAY

Buffalo Chicken WingsBarbecue, Australia

Chocolate Chip CookiesThe Basic Cookbook (green)

Meatball SubsStreet Food, Australia

Pan PizzaEveryday Cookbook, USA

Pulled Pork BurgerSlow Cooking, Australia

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2 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    I saw a screenshot of this and it looks a lot better on the website

  2. Megan

    Thanks! I was a bit bemused when people started making screen shots of it. I would have thought the PDF with links was much more useful.

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