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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Here it is….. My award-winning Vegan Chili, all dressed up for the Instant Pot. Same great flavor, only now done in just a fraction of the time thanks to the Instant Pot Pressure Cooker. One of my readers told me she made my stove top version for her husband,...read more
This Medieval Pottage Stew is simply another name for a thick, rich, soup often made by Peasants during the Middle Ages. Since peasants were poor, and couldn’t afford meat, they used whatever vegetables and grains they could grow to make this soup, often served...read more
Ask anyone who has every lived in the warm and sunny state of New Mexico what they love the most… and I’ll bet they’ll say the same thing….. Hatch Green Chile Sauce! I know, how can something so silly as a pepper plant drive the madness that happens...read more
Here they are, ten of my BEST VEGAN RECIPES of 2016! You were the ones who made them so popular by your likes, your shares, all your wonderful comments, and even your own photos. Thank you so much and here’s to an AMAZING 2017! As my 3rd year of Brand New...read more
This ole country boy had a hankerin’ for some down home, Vegan Country Sausage Gravy! So I experimented with my Cauliflower Crumble mix. Oh man….Y’all gotta try this. I mean this stuff is seriously good. I know I know, “Why do all you...read more
Becoming a Brand New Vegan …. It’s not really that hard – is it? I can remember years ago when I first started – I thought to myself, “Ok….I can’t have meat or cheese…but I CAN eat lots of those microwavable veggie...read more
Sometimes the easiest meal to prepare can also be the healthiest, like these Vegan Refried Beans. Made completely from scratch using dried Pinto Beans, these will taste nothing like that stuff that plops out of a can, I promise. And without any of the fat, lard or...read more
One of my readers requested a new recipe based on my “Taco Meat” from my Amazing Cauliflower Tacos Recipe. So I took a break from the Instant Pot last night and whipped up what I call this Vegan Taco Pie. And it was mighty delicious! Spiced Cauliflower...read more
Having lived in Albuquerque for 10 years – their local Green Chile somehow becomes a part of you – something you miss very much when you move away. Thankfully, I found frozen Hatch Green Chile from Select New Mexico at my local Wal-Mart the other day and...read more
Well I did it. I finally took advantage of those crazy Black Friday Deals at Amazon and bought myself an Instant Pot! And for my very first recipe? I took my most popular recipe this month and converted it! It was SO easy, and fast too. For those of you who have...read more
This Savory Mushroom Stew is absolutely perfect for those cold, rainy evenings when you just want something warm and hearty. You know…. comfort food! And what’s more comforting than a thick, rich stew poured over some freshly made mashed potatoes or even...read more
This Vegan Turkey Salad is like Thanksgiving on a Sandwich! Seasoned Soy Curls replace the turkey, just toss in the freshly chopped veggies and some dried cranberries, and then tie it all together with a creamy, white bean mayo and you got a sandwich to make...read more
If you love noodles, you’ll love this recipe. Thick, chewy Udon Noodles, Shiitake Mushrooms, and baby Bok Choy soaking in a sweet & savory Stir Fry Sauce. People may not get Shanghaied in Portland anymore, but you’ll be sure to sneak these Shanghai...read more
I made this incredibly flavorful casserole last night …. but what should I call it? Autumn Surprise? Oktoberfest Bowl? How about I call it just what it is – a Vegan Sauerkraut Casserole. Using freshly picked Apples, organic Sauerkraut, Seitan Sausages,...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. ”