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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With the holidays coming up I wanted to be sure and give all of you one of my family's favorite Thanksgiving recipes. Vegan Green Bean Casserole Yep, that classic recipe made famous by Campbell's - only veganized. Back when we used to do the traditional Turkey...read more
Oh my gosh. This. Is. The. Soup! It's chilly outside. Autumn is definitely here with the cooler, rainier weather. And you just want something to warm your bones. And only one thing will do it. A nice hot bowl of soup. No, not that 'stuff' in a can. That's...read more
I love easy recipes - especially where I can just throw everything in a pot and press a button. (Sometimes I'm kinda lazy that way.) This Rice Cooker Brown Rice and Veggies recipe is just that easy. Chop a few veggies, add some flavoring, and toss everything into a...read more
Another win with the non-vegan crowd last night! I love it when that happens. It was my daughter's birthday so I wanted to make something special while keeping it vegan. Her favorite comfort food growing up was lasagna so I dug around a bit until I came up with this...read more
Well….not exactly meatloaf. Maybe vegan veggie loaf? Rice and bean loaf? None of these terms really get your mouth a waterin' do they? How about HIPPIE LOAF? As someone raised in the '70's I can surely relate 🙂 Because really that's what it's called. And I...read more
You want pizza. But all that bread is heavy, and you know you really should cut back. And the cheese (yes even the Daiya) is full of fat, oil, and extra calories and is definitely NOT helping your waistline….. (and you can never stop with just 2 pieces anyway). What...read more
Sometimes you just want a nice, thick, sandwich. You know, slather a little mustard, add a few tomatoes, maybe a pickle or two….mmmm. Maybe it's just a guy thing. But what about the filling? Are there any good sandwich 'meats' that aren't processed, full of fat, or...read more
Sweet potatoes on a burrito? What's this madness you ask? I'm telling you, you have to try these because they are awesomely yummy - especially with a black bean sidekick. Sweet potatoes AND black beans? Together? I know, I know, it sounds weird. But put them...read more
Last night's dinner for the family was a big hit. Even for the NON vegans. (because every family has at least one - right?) Grilled Jeff Novick Bean Burgers topped with my Hatch Green Chile Sauce, and some baked, fat-free, Sweet Potato Fries. Yum! Ok, they're...read more
Who doesn't love pasta? Creamy. Garlicky. Cheesey. Oh my - looks decadent doesn't it? And it's all yours, guilt-free, as this version of the classic garlic alfredo sauce uses no dairy, cream, butter, or even cheese. Instead I used a combination of onion, veggie...read more
So first off, you're probably wondering why not just buy one of those pre-packaged boxes of veggie burgers rather than go to all the trouble of making your own. The answer is simple - pre-packaged means 'processed' - and also means full of mysterious ingredients you...read more
Inspired by my recent trip to New Mexico – one of the first meals I prepared when I got home – was of course – New Mexican! And I can’t think of any better accompaniment to any southwestern meal than homemade Spanish Rice. Most Spanish Rice recipes will have you...read more
Nothing screams 'comfort-food' like a big pot of homemade beef stew. Ok make that VEGAN beef stew. Slow simmered veggies, potatoes, and mushrooms, in a rich, thick, gravy. Dinty Moore - eat your heart out. I remember mom buying the huge cans of Dinty Moore for me...read more
Although I have lived here in the Pacific Northwest for the last 16 years or so – my roots are definitely southern. I was born in the beautiful state of Kentucky, and between my mom, grandmother, and all those aunts, cousins, and uncles - well let's just say I was...read more
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