Welcome to Brand New Vegan!
I’m SO glad you found me! I’m Chuck and I’m a Plant Based Recipe Blogger!
I have found that having comfort foods around that you know and love helps make the switch to a Plant Based Diet so much easier! So that’s what I do – I take all your favorite recipes, and veganize them!
Because so many people think “Vegan Food is Boring”, or that we are somehow “Deprived” of great tasting food.
Well I disagree. Vegan food is AMAZING! Especially when you can turn it into comfort foods like Tacos, Burritos, Pizza, Chili, Hearty Stews, even Sloppy Joes and French Fries. All without using any animal products or oil.
Having trouble getting started? Hopefully you can find a recipe here that you like. Most are pretty quick and easy to make.
And if you DO find a few recipes that you really like, and would like to help SUPPORT us so that we can continue giving you the comfort foods you love, consider becoming a Patron of Brand New Vegan.
You can donate as little as you like, even just $1 a month, because every little bit helps support us and ensures we’ll be around for a long, long time – giving you the comfort food recipes you love.
Just a Few of My Recipes
Who doesn’t love a piping hot biscuit, right out of the oven. A dab of jelly that oozes out the sides as you close it up for that first bite? Mmmmm. Or even as the perfect sopping vehicle for all that gravy we made yesterday. Yes I said sopping (it’s a...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...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...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...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...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
“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!”
Hello everyone! How was your week? Mine was pretty grueling as it was my first week back to work after my extended holiday shutdown. I’ll tell you, having 17 straight days off was soooo nice, and having to go back to a 4 day (12hr shift) week …. NOT so nice....read more
It’s The Food ! Dr. John McDougall MD is an American Irish physician and author whose philosophy is that degenerative disease can be prevented and treated with a low-fat, whole foods, plant-based/vegan diet – especially one based on starches such as potatoes,...read more
“So you’re a little weird? Work it! A little different? OWN it! Better to be a nerd than one of the herd!” ― Mandy Hale Since becoming Vegan years ago, I do things I NEVER in my midwesternm meat-eating life thought I’d do….. Like shop in the yuppie...read more
I promised a few posts ago that I would explain how to read food labels. I could write all day trying to explain it, the difference between % fat as weight vs % fat from calories. How to understand serving sizes, etc. There are really only a few lines on the label to...read more