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

Salt and Pepper Salmon with Wasabi Mayonnaise

salt and pepper salmonSalt and pepper salmon with wasabi mayonnaise

Healthy and delicious, salt and pepper salmon  has four ingredients and only takes 30 mins from start to table ready.

And the wasabi mayonnaise is even easier.  Simply add wasabe paste, lime juice and coriander (cilantro) to your favourite mayo.

Serve with seasoned potato wedges with rosemary or rice, and a green salad for an elegant weeknight dinner.

So easy, yet so superb!  Read more

Crock Pot Lasagna

Crock pot lasagna - flexitarian blog

Crock pot lasanga

This is a truly creamy, cheesy lasagna.  Prepare in 10 mins, assemble in your crock pot and cook on low for 4 hours.

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Minestrone Soup

vegetarian minestrone soup

Minestrone soup

A beautiful minestrone soup, warming, nutritious and filling.

Based on vegetable stock, with onion, zucchini, beans, celery, tomatoes, carrot, spinach, garlic, parsley, oregano, basil, thyme and pasta, my minestrone soup packs a powerful nutritious punch as well as being vegetarian, easy to make and delicious.   Read more

Slow Cooker Enchilada Soup

slow cooker vegetarian enchilada soup

Slow Cooker Vegetarian Enchilada Soup

An easy, healthy and warming slow cooker vegetarian enchilada soup with only 10 mins hands-on prep time.  Simmer vegetable stock, enchilada sauce,  onion, tomato, garlic and chili in a crock pot and top with tortilla strips, tasty cheese, lime wedges and your choice of garnish.  Read more

“What’s a flexitarian?” “How can you be a semi-vegetarian?” “You’re either vegetarian or you’re not.”

semi-vegetarian, flexitarian blog

When I tell people I have a flexitarian blog,  their first question is usually “What’s a flexitarian?”.

Their next question is “How can you only be a vegetarian some of the time?”  Sometimes I’m asked “Isn’t it cheating in a way? I mean, really you’re either a vegetarian or you’re not“.

This is what I tell them. Read more

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