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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Summertime is right around the corner. And that means BBQs! Hey now, don't be sad or feel left out. Just because we're vegan doesn't mean we can't enjoy BBQs too. Oh heck no. As a matter of fact, with THIS recipe for Vegan Baked Beans, you may well be the STAR of...read more
My wife absolutely LOVES Rice Pilaf. It's light. It's fluffy. And it's SO full of flavor compared to steamed rice or white sticky rice. But it's also usually fried in fat, oil. or butter. That's the distinction of Rice Pilaf. The dried rice is usually toasted first...read more
Having lived in New Mexico for 10 years, and Texas for another 5 means one thing….. I LOVE SALSA! It's fresh, it's tangy, and it goes on darn near anything. So what with Cinco de Mayo coming up, I thought I'd share with you this Super Easy Salsa Recipe that you can...read more
A good Minestrone Soup is almost like the perfect meal, isn't it? Something about all those greens, beans, and veggies swimming together in an Italian tomato broth…mmm perfect. I think this was one of my very first soups I made when I became a Brand New Vegan, and...read more
What I'm about to say may gross you out, but I was actually one of those guys who loved Miracle Whip. Yep. I ate many Miracle Whip Sandwiches. You know, just the mayonnaise and bread? Weird huh. I liked Cheeze Whiz too. Must be something in my genes. Now the...read more
I had a friend in New Mexico who always spent his Christmas Holiday weekend making homemade Tamales. And oh were they ever good! I LOVE homemade tamales! But making them? Trust me, from what I remember from watching my friends, they're a lot of work! Fortunately,...read more
Remember back when we used to eat those little individual pot pies? Man I loved those. Especially the Marie Callender's Chicken Pot Pie. That flaky crust? Wow. But then I realized what was in those tasty little tins. 8g Saturated Fat 15mg Cholesterol 740mg Sodium...read more
Sometimes you just gotta have something sweet. You know? Something rich, chewy, and most importantly ….. chocolaty! So just for those special occasions, those special treat days, when you just have to munch on something sweet, let me introduce you to some pretty...read more
Who doesn't love a piping hot, Vegan Buttermilk Biscuit, right out of the oven. Maybe with a dab of jelly that oozes out the sides as you close it up for that first bite? Or a smear of Corn Butter? Mmmmm. Or sometimes you just need something to sop up a bunch of...read more
Ahhhh Gravy. Where would we be without it? Gravy was like my number one comfort food growing up, so how on earth would I ever give it up switching to a plant-based diet? I didn't - instead I learned to make the absolute BEST VEGAN GRAVY ever and I swear it's every...read more
I see lots of Vegan Pizza Recipes when I'm looking for recipes to try. And I usually ignore them. Why? Well as much as I absolutely love Pizza, come on, we all know it's not exactly a 'health food', don't we? White flour, some kind of sauce, and any number of Vegan...read more
One thing I noticed going through my recipes the other day (and I'm sure you've noticed too) is that I don't have many options for breakfast. It's not like I don't like breakfast, I do. But remember I work nights. So I usually eat my breakfast as you all are eating...read more
Sometimes you just want a good snack. Not necessarily a full meal, but just something to munch on while you're watching the big game, or Game of Thrones, (ok dear - or Dancing with the Stars). But it's got to be a healthy snack. No processed junk foods here, just...read more
Hey y'all! Who's up for some Texas Style Vegan BBQ? Having lived in a variety of places over the years, I have come to appreciate the unique foods of each and every state I have called home. And in the great state of Texas that meant one thing. Yep. BBQ. Nothing...read more
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