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38 Home Cooked Foods That Will Guilt You Into Eating Out Less

These dishes were either cooked at home from scratch, or semi cooked at home, or just assembled at home. Either way, it will save you a ton of money from not eating out. Follow through and try not to drool.

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1. Chocolate waffle

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..with chocolate fudge ice cream, maple syrup, fudge sauce and sprinkles.

2. Veggie burger

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I never said this post was for healthy eaters..

3. Bruschetta

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This is the easiest snack I've made.

4. Fancy breakfast

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Baguette from Laurent bakery, Hawthorn, VIC.

5. Paneer pakora

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Baked pakoras taste the same as fried.

6. Stir fried potato and okra

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Good old aloo bhindi brings back childhood memories.

7. Baked nachos

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Cooked by the husband.

8. Squash and ricotta ravioli

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We used wonton wrappers to make squash and ricotta ravioli.

9. Veggies on polenta

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Not the best tasting dish I've had but at least it was healthy.

10. Chickpeas and parotha

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I live for the chholey!

11. Felafel baguette

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Love eating this on hot days.

12. Paneer skewers

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Marinade made from yogurt and Indian spices.

13. Home made pizza

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I'm married to a baking pro. He made everything you see in the picture. Well, except the chopping board obviously.

14. Red velvet and cookies and cream brownie

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Again, I had nothing to do with this. The baking pro did it.

15. Eggplant bhartha

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Baingan ka bhartha makes me all warm and fuzzy.

16. Boat tacos

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These are soooo easy to assemble and eat.

17. Stuffed peppers

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Stuffed with carrot, zucchini, tomato, corn, cheese and mushrooms.

18. Paneer shorma roll

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My mum made this awesome tasting wrap. It's a secret recipe I don't deserve.

19. Spinach fettuccine

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You can call it healthy pasta.

20. Dahl pakwan

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Traditional Sindhi food cooked by the talented sis-in-law.

21. Palak paneer

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How many times have we already talked about paneer in this post?? This one's in a sauce made from spinach and tomato.

22. Mega breakkie

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You don't need to go to a hotel for breakfast in bed.

23. Gnocchi

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Gnocchi cooks so fast, it amazes me every time.

24. Salad bowl

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Lettuce, tomato, cucumber, carrot, walnuts, avocado, apple sauce, tomato relish, pesto, coleslaw and feta.

25. Sangria

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There you go. You can even get your alcohol fix at home.

26. Pulav

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Use a greased bowl for restaurant-like plating.

27. Pancakes

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The only food you can eat for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. How cool.

28. Cookies

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By the baking pro again. You guessed it.

29. Lentil bolognese

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Husband's attempt to take me to the world of bolognese. It was delicious, but this took him 6hrs to make from scratch. Worth every second!

30. Low calorie muffins

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We eat this for breakfast since they are so filling. They've got bananas and strawberries inside.

31. Pani puri

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If an Indian tells you they don't like pani puri, can you even trust them at all?

32. Veggie sandwich

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Guac, zucchini, eggplant, paneer (AGAIN!!), cherry tomatoes and capsicum on multi-grain bread.

33. Pav bhaji

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This is my brother's 'chef's special'.

34. Kheer

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Sweet rice pudding with nuts and saffron.

35. Lentil pancake

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My sis-in-law is creative with food.

36. Munchurian

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This is a great breakfast or lunch on the go. Cooked by the sis-in-law again.

37. Paneer capsicum

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Another one of my brother's secret recipe. He makes the best paneer capsicum.

38. Savoury pancake

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Cheese makes everything taste amazing. Cooked by the expert sis-in-law.

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