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

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Seasoned Potato Wedges with Rosemary

Potato wedges flexitarian blog flexitarian recipe

These seasoned potato wedges with rosemary are very, very good.  And very, very healthy when compared to french fries or deep fried chips.

Delicious, easy, oven-roasted and on the table in 30 minutes.   Make them your own by adding your choice of herbs and seasoning – chili flakes, paprika, oregano and tarragon all work well (individually).   Read more

Introducing Yummly

Yummly Not Quite Vegetarian

Have you heard of Yummly?

If not, and you’re a home cook or have a recipe website, I suggest you read this post, then go check  it out.

Yummly is a recipe website with over 1 million recipes.  I’ve been publishing on it for some months now and am very happy with it, both as a blogger and as a home cook.

Yummly  has a powerful recipe search function, a personal digital recipe box  for each member and individual recipe recommendations based on your personal dietary and food preferences.     Read more

Avocado toast with brie and mustard (Brie, avocado and mustard melts)

Avocado toast with brie and mustard

Avocado toast with brie and mustard

Thickly spread avocado on your choice of toasted bread,topped with brie and mustard and broiled to perfection. Gourmet, fast and real food that’s good for you.
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Prawn (Shrimp) and Mushroom Pasta Bake

Pasta Bake

 

A quick, easy and versatile shrimp (prawn) and mushroom pasta bake with a creamy, cheese  sauce.

If you’re a vegetarian, skip the prawns and double up on the mushrooms for a vegetarian mushroom pasta bake.  If you don’t have prawns, substitute chicken or bacon (cooked before adding).

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Curried Red Lentil Soup

Red Lentil Soup - flexitarian blog flexitarian recipe

Simple, comforting and healthy, my red lentil soup is nutritious and vegetarian-friendly.  The addition of mild curry powder gives it a flavour boost without being overpowering.  Eat now, make ahead for work lunches or freeze for later.  Read more

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