Time-saving recipes, shortcuts and meal plans for busy cooks

Hi, my name’s Susan.

Welcome to Not Quite Vegetarian!

NQV is a place for people who love their food but don't want to spend hours in the kitchen. On NQV you'll find vegetarian, seafood and meat-based recipes that are easy, low-prep and often based on pre-made bases, sauces and other convenience foods to save time and effort.

Happy cooking!

Susan - flexitarian blog

flexitarian, semi-vegetarian

Scalloped Potatoes

Scalloped Potatoes

Scalloped Potatoes

Pure comfort food. An easy-to-follow scalloped potatoes recipe with potatoes, cream, cheese and sliced onions, baked to perfection. Read more

Vegetarian split pea soup – slow cooker

Vegetarian split pea soup slow cooker flexitarian blog flexitarian recipe

10 minutes hands on work is all it takes to make this slow cooker vegetarian split pea soup. Serve with crusty bread, or a grilled sandwich for a more substantial meal.

Suitable for freezing, or make ahead and store in the refrigerator for a day or two. Read more

Brandy Alexander

Brandy Alexander flexitarian blog flexitarian recipe

 

Happy Friday peeps – it’s cocktail time!

This week’s cocktail is creamy, indulgent, rich and very smooth – a Brandy Alexander.  Pair it with a chocolate-based dessert and you’ll be in chocolatey, creamy heaven!

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Pumpkin Soup Collection

 

Thai pumpkin soup - flexitarian blog flexitarian recipe

Nine easy and delicious pumpkin soups for lunch, dinner, to make ahead and reheat at work, or to freeze for a busy night (but add the cream later).

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Get your tiki on, it’s Mai Tai time!

 

 

Mai Tai flexitarian blog flexitarian recipe

Aloha peeps and Happy Friday!

Today’s cocktail takes us back to the Tiki culture of the 1940s.

Both Victor Bergeron (the founder of Trader Vic’s restaurants) and Don Beach, also known as “Don the Beachcomber” lay claim to having invented the Mai Tai.  While we don’t know who mixed the first Mai Tai, we do know the drink  originated in one or the other of their Tiki bars during the 1940s and has remained popular ever since. Read more

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