Welcome to Brand New Vegan!
I’m SO glad you found me! I’m Chuck and I’m a Plant Based Recipe Blogger!
I create and share wholesome, family-oriented, comfort food recipes that just happen to be made from plants. I’m a Vegan who follows a Whole Food, Plant Based, No Oil Diet as recommended by doctors such as Dr. John McDougall, Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, and Dr. Neil Barnard.
I created this website to help you transition to this new way of eating, because as somebody who has ‘been there, done that’ – I know it can be HARD.
But with familiar , comfort food recipes you probably grew up with – I know it can be a whole lot easier.
All of my recipes are free, so please enjoy and share with your friends.
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Nothing beats the heat like a cool, summertime, Low Fat Vegan Gazpacho. Think of it like a fresh salad, only you eat it with a spoon…. or maybe think of it as a cold southwestern tomato soup. No matter, it’s fresh, it’s loaded with veggies, and it...read more
I’ve got quite a few different ways to make Sloppy Joes using mushrooms, black beans, and even cauliflower. But THESE Sloppy Soy Curls are about the BEST ones I’ve tasted yet. And the best part? They’re super quick to make! One of my readers...read more
I’ve had a LOT of requests for a Vegan Chicken Pot Pie recipe this weekend, so here it is! Of course it’s next to impossible to recreate Mom’s flaky pie crust without using shortening, butter, or some kind of fat…..so I decided to use my...read more
Here’s a super fast and easy Instant Pot Spanish Rice that can be made in a jiffy in your Pressure Cooker. I love multitasking with my IP, because while the rice is cooking I can be preparing my salad fixings and heating up some refried beans. Any night can now...read more
“Don’t believe what your eyes are telling you. All they show is limitation. Look with your understanding. Find out what you already know and you will see the way to fly.” ― Richard Bach, Jonathan Livingston Seagull I started Brand New Vegan in November of 2013....read more
Here’s another summertime favorite: an Oil Free Vegan Pasta Salad. In this recipe I used healthy whole wheat pasta, lots of chopped veggies, and a slightly modified version of my homemade White Bean Mayo. I hope you like it! I see SO many people on Facebook...read more
What was your ONE item that was SO hard for you to give up? Cheese? Well….. for me it was BUTTER. Vegan butter of course, otherwise known as margarine, or simply put….. a big rectangular stick of FAT. But THIS! This VEGAN CORN BUTTER….. Folks,...read more
With summer right around the corner, I knew I was going to have to come up with a decent Vegan Potato Salad Recipe….you know…. to go with those awesome Beer Brats and Baked Beans of mine. Well I think I got it – and the secret is in the sauce....read more
I made my own version of Panera Bread’s Vegan Black Bean Soup last night, and thanks to my Instant Pot Pressure Cooker – it was fast and easy! And tasty? It tasted just like the restaurant version, only mine is completely oil free! Besides being full of...read more
I may not live in the Southwest anymore, but I STILL LOVE THE FOOD! And I can’t tell you how happy it makes me to be able to recreate the aromas and flavors of the Desert Southwest right here in my Oregon kitchen….like this Vegan Chile Colorado. What is...read more
I finally tried Brown Rice Pasta last night, and I just wanted to report to those of you who are looking to cut back on your gluten…. it was REALLY GOOD! In fact, I couldn’t really tell the difference between the Brown Rice Pasta, and regular White Pasta!...read more
Long Live the Classics! One thing I’ve realized as I’ve gotten older, is just how much I appreciate the classics. Classic cars, classic movies, classic rock, heck even when I was younger I was excited when Classic Coke came back. And yes. I’ll take...read more
I posted this on my Facebook page the other day, and got an overwhelming positive response. So I thought it deserves its very own blog post. I call it A Vegan Conversation. Kinda of a funny story….. a long time friend saw my Facebook Page the other day and...read more
Hello from Austin, Texas! What do you do when your company sends you away for a month to train on some new equipment? Why BLOG of course! And that’s exactly what I’m doing this morning as I sit here in my hotel room in sunny Austin, Texas. At...read more
“I’m from Texas and have been very disappointed with many of the vegan chili’s that I’ve tried. I made this recipe tonight and all I can say is…. This recipe is THE BOMB!! Nothing else need be said!!!”
“Chuck: My wife and I tried this amazing cheese sauce with some whole wheat rotini tonight. Honestly couldn’t resist it…so mac and cheesy without all the cheesy badness. Thanks for the great recipe!! I have shared it on my blog today!”
“This was AWESOME and the hubby claimed this as his favorite vegan meal with meat subs that we’ve tried since we went vegan 4 weeks ago!!! We are brand new vegans, and we will be back for more!”
“This Mac and “Cheese” is beyond delicious! There aren’t enough words to describe the fabulous mouthfeel and amazing taste! It’s cheesy and gooey…it’s a perfect replacement for real cheese. So amazingly delicious!”
“These are fantastic – hands down the best oven baked fries ever. I wouldn’t have believed how crispy they could be without oil until I tried them myself. I’ve had these 7 out of the past 9 days, and they just keep getting better every time (seriously, you’ve created a monster…). Loving your site – thank you!”
“Chuck, Your recipes have changed our lives for the better. Thank you for sharing. Your recipes make it easy for me to learn to cook. Honesty, I cannot thank you enough!”
“TRY the brand new vegan cauliflower tacos, amazing, not kidding, they are literally the best taco, I’ve EVER, made!!
Bobby Anderson – Plant Fueled Trucker
“Can I just say again how amazing these are?! I cut up a large head of cauliflower and a large package of mushrooms and seasoned it up. I’ve made 3 meals out of the “meat” in place of ground beef, those three meals have made enough for two suppers and a lunch for two people. So cheap, so delicious, so versatile! Chuck you are an angel sent from heaven to show us veggie nirvana. Anyone who hasn’t tried this yet, you gotta do it! Do it now! Stop reading this comment and start cooking. You won’t be disappointed!
“This was my first attempt at making a vegan recipe. All I can say is AMAZE BALLS! I will definitely be making this recipe again and look forward to making more recipes from this site. Thank you Chuck for making this plunge into being a vegan not only tasty but less overwhelming by giving me many ideas of how to keep myself and my husband fed.”
“I made this today, and won a third place trophy in a neighborhood chili cook off, and there were nine other recipes, only two of them were vegan! And this is Texas! Very good!”
“Chuck, I discovered your green chili sour cream a few months ago… It has seriously changed my life!!!! I now sub silken tofu for the cashews to cut down on the fat. Thanks for this recipe!!!”
“Because your recipes and my Man are somehow cosmically linked. He’s liked every single recipe of yours that I’ve made for him. And he’s started to make them himself…which is his way of giving them 2 thumbs up. (This is from a man that happily ate frozen bbq tyson chicken wings and multiple bags of shredded cheese per week just 8 months ago.) Thank you Chuck!”
” I follow a lot of excellent vegan bloggers. I use recipes from all, but, you, Chuck, are my favorite. I made you ‘Best Damn Vegan Chili Ever’ last week. It is fabulous. And, the chicken and dumplings. Oh, my. I will be trying this next!”
” Everyone loves your recipes because they are normal food that everyone eats everyday. Not a fancy recipe you hope you will like. Just good ole home town cooking. ”