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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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...read more
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 ever called home. And in the great state of Texas that meant one thing. Yep. BBQ. Nothing beats an authentic Texas Smokehouse for awesome...read more
Now that we’re all eating healthier, many of us are really paying close attention to those food labels. I know I am. Case in point, I was at the grocery store the other day and wanted to pick up a can of Green Enchilada Sauce to make some homemade enchiladas....read more
Creamy, Fat-Free, Vegan Macaroni and Cheese. Mouth watering just a little? Good. Let me tell you, this is by far, the creamiest, the cheesiest, the most AMAZING Vegan Mac and Cheese ever! I mean this stuff is truly mind blowing! Remember how silky smooth that box...read more
Crispy Crunchy Yummy Baked Onion Rings ! Oh yeah! Come on, you know you want some. But all that OIL you say….all that FAT you say…. Nope. None. Nada. Zilcho. These babies are 100% completely oil free. And crunchy? I wish you could have heard me chowing down on...read more
There’s just nothing more comforting on a chilly, rainy day than curling up with a nice warm bowl of soup and a big ole hunk of fresh, hot out of the oven, Country Vegan Cornbread. Just like mama used to make. Well…..almost. You see, mama wasn’t vegan, so I know...read more
Say Goodbye to Store Bought Marinara Sauce forever! You know – that overpriced stuff that is usually nothing but cheap tomato sauce, lots of oil, and salt? Oh look! A clove of garlic! Yeah whatever…. This Marinara Sauce is absolutely divine, completely...read more
Becoming a Brand New Vegan, you may think our diet is all about the veggies. Nope. Don’t get me wrong, they DO play an important role, for their vitamins and nutrients but you’re going to need a lot more than veggies in your belly because one thing they...read more
Potato Enchiladas? Really? Being a former New Mexican, I never would have thought of using potatoes for Enchilada Filling, but I was so wrong! With the addition of mushrooms, and a little dab of Tofu Sour Cream on top these potato enchiladas are the BOMB! Oh my...read more
A good sauce can make all the difference in the world to an otherwise boring plate of rice, noodles, or veggies. Of course I make sure all my sauces are made from Vegan ingredients, but I also try to make them as fat-free as I can. Because we all know that: The fat...read more
One of the very first recipes I tried from Dr. McDougall’s Quick & Easy Cookbook, so many years ago, was this recipe for Black Bean Sloppy Joes. I always loved sloppy joes when I was a kid growing up. And as a young man you could still find me pushing a can...read more
Comfort food anyone? Who remember’s digging into mom’s Beef Strogonoff? Creamy noodles, chunky bits of beef, and that sauce! That sour cream sauce was a meal all by itself! This recipe posed a bit of a challenge as I not only had to replace the beef, but...read more
Happy New Years everyone! I thought I’d finish up the year by posting my Top 10 Recipes of 2014. These are the recipes that keep showing up in my popular post widget, and I will admit, some of these are my favorites as well. I still make the Oriental...read more
Who’s mouth isn’t watering? Come on….fess up. Who DOESN’T love French Fries? It’s America’s favorite vegetable! (And yes, sadly, in some places the “french fry” is considered a vegetable – not the potato) Whether we...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. ”