The Frugal French Pantry September 2017. The British people love their takeaways, although, more often than not these days you can just order and pay online and wait for someone to deliver it. Not so in France! We have a pizza van that comes to town once a week, but you still need to drive into town to collect. The nearest burger place or Chinese is 40 minutes away and I've yet to come across anything Indian. Of course, part of the charm of living in rural France is that you don't have the eyesore of a dodgy kebab shop in every town but you can't help the urge for Chinese and Indian food! We always have a curry of sorts on Saturday night and some sort of stir fry during the week because we love garlic, ginger and spice. Here's a selection of some of our family favourites that are much cheaper than takeaway. They all appear in the Deux Sevres Monthly magazine on my monthly page for The Frugal French Pantry September 2017. We all need quick dinners from time to time so if you have a few frozen prawns, squid and veg, or even frozen veg and leftover roast you can make my Prawn and Squid Noodle Bowl. Shove the noodles in boiling water, toss in the veg and prawns and voilà, there's a tasty, low fat meal in 15 minutes! Next up is my Tandoori Chicken Bake. Forget marinades and then grilling causing mounds of clearing up. This dish has the chicken marinading then baked in the same dish. If you want it blackened slightly then a few minutes under the grill is in order. The chicken stays moist cooked on the bone and is tastier than breast. No one will know that you are cost cutting! Vietnamese Caramelised Pork. This dish is so versatile. I've made it with loin chops, shoulder steaks cut up, belly pork or leftover roast.It goes well with chicken too and if you don't have fresh pineapple throw in a tin! The pineapple juice is great used instead of water and you can make it go further by adding mushrooms or peppers too. The last dish for The Frugal French Pantry September 2017 is my Coconut and Cardamom Chicken. This curry is really easy to put together and uses coconut milk and powdered and whole coriander. It's one of our favourites! I have to know now. What's your favourite Asian dish that you cook at home? If you are a migrant like me, what do you really miss?