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15 DIY Recipes That Are Even Better Than Takeout

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1. Panda Express-Style Orange Chicken

Your guilty pleasure? Mine too. Get the recipe.
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Your guilty pleasure? Mine too. Get the recipe.

2. Spring Rolls

Roll with it. Get the recipe.
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Roll with it. Get the recipe.

3. Fried Rice

How do you make your fried rice better? Just add kimchi. Get the recipe.
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How do you make your fried rice better? Just add kimchi. Get the recipe.

4. Gong Bao Chicken

Translation: really good chicken with peanut sauce. Get the recipe.
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Translation: really good chicken with peanut sauce. Get the recipe.

5. Lo Mein

Lo mein = yo main. Get the recipe.
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Lo mein = yo main. Get the recipe.

6. Shrimp Pad Thai

So long pasta and red sauce. This is your new weeknight go-to. Get the recipe.
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So long pasta and red sauce. This is your new weeknight go-to. Get the recipe.

7. Falafel

Yes, you can make falafel. And it's actually easy! Win-win. Get the recipe.
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Yes, you can make falafel. And it's actually easy! Win-win. Get the recipe.

8. Spicy, Peanutty Udon

This favorite takes less time to cook than delivery. Get the recipe.
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This favorite takes less time to cook than delivery. Get the recipe.

9. Egg Rolls

Add this to your snack rotation. Get the recipe.
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Add this to your snack rotation. Get the recipe.

10. Chicken Curry

The total cost for this creamy chicken curry is roughly $ 10.00 to serve 4. Off to the grocery store you go. Get the recipe.
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The total cost for this creamy chicken curry is roughly $ 10.00 to serve 4. Off to the grocery store you go. Get the recipe.

11. Miso Soup

Give mi(so) a shot. Get the recipe.
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Give mi(so) a shot. Get the recipe.

12. Caramelized Pork Bánh Mì

Caramelized pork is always a good idea. Get the recipe.
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Caramelized pork is always a good idea. Get the recipe.

13. Egg Drop Soup

Serve hot. Get the recipe.
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Serve hot. Get the recipe.

14. Thai Coconut Soup

You're five steps away from homemade soup. Get the recipe.
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You're five steps away from homemade soup. Get the recipe.

15. Chinese Broccoli Salad

Add some greens to your takeout night. Get the recipe.
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Add some greens to your takeout night. Get the recipe.

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