I don't really care for the mytake feature either. I spend a lot of my time on mobile and that helps a lot since there's no sidebar. It's great that some people enjoy the mytakes and I understand it's an infesting area for the site, but I agree that it would be nice to not see the mytake recommendations. i would honestly prefer ads than the reccommendations at this point.
You can filter your Feed only for Questions, and you you'll only see Questions in your feed. You can also follow questions from the top Feed menu by clicking on "Recent". Let me know if this works for you, or if you have any further feedback. Thanks.