Southern Style Vegan Green Beans

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Vegan Spinach Artichoke Bean Dip

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Vegan Green Chile Stew

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Vegan Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce

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Spicy Southwestern Black Bean Burgers

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Vegan Baked Beans (Instant Pot)

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Vegan Hungarian Goulash (Instant Pot)

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Vegan Garlic Alfredo with Sun Dried Tomatoes

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Vegan Portabella French Dip

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Vegan 15 Bean Soup (Instant Pot)

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Instant Pot Vegan Marinara Sauce

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Creamy Vegan Mac and Cheese

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Smoky Vegan Carrot Dogs

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Salsa Verde Soy Curls

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Low Fat Vegan Gazpacho

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Sloppy Soy Curls

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Vegan Chicken Pot Pie with Soy Curls

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Instant Pot Spanish Rice

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Turn the Page

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Oil Free Vegan Pasta Salad

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Vegan Corn Butter

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Vegan Potato Salad

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Vegan Black Bean Soup (Instant Pot)

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Vegan Chile Colorado

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Roasted Red Pepper Pasta Sauce

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Welcome to Brand New Vegan!

plant based veganI’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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Sloppy Cauliflower Joes

My Cauliflower Crumble mixture resembles ground beef so much, I thought I try it out on another comfort-food favorite......like these Sloppy Cauliflower Joes. If you have finicky omni eaters who detest anything "veggie" or "Vegan" ... sneak in one of these babies........

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Amazing Cauliflower Tacos

I know right?  Cauliflower Tacos?  Seriously?  But dude - I'm not kidding , you have GOT to try this "taco meat" mixture of cauliflower and mushrooms.  With just the right amount of spices you will NOT believe you're eating a vegetable .  It's uncanny!  And it's SO...

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Vegan Sesame Chicken

Baked Cauliflower makes the perfect replacement for 'Chicken' in this popular Asian Recipe.  With a sweet and sticky sauce that's bursting with flavor, this savory Vegan Sesame Chicken will be sure to be a brand new favorite! I was out shopping with my wife several...

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Mexican Hash Brown Bowl

This Mexican Hash Brown Bowl was inspired by Rip Esselstyn and his Engine 2 Diet site and is SOOO good, especially with a drizzle of my New Mexican Red Chile Sauce. Baked hash browns, roasted bell peppers, sweet onion, black beans, and steamed kale come together to...

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Apple Crisp in a Mug

With Fall coming sooner than many of us might think - fresh Apples will be in season soon, especially up here in the Apple Capital of the world - the Pacific Northwest.   And what's Fall and Apples without a homemade Apple Crisp in a Mug?? I designed this recipe to...

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Vegan Jambalaya with Andouille Sausage

I love fresh veggies.  And I love rice.  And I love a spicy Vegan Sausage.  And when you mix all these together you get this wonderful Vegan Jambalaya with Andouille Sausage recipe I made last night.  And let me tell you, it was AWESOME!!! No worries - this is not a...

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Texas Chow Chow

You ever had Texas Chow Chow? No, not the chow chow dog......  the chow chow relish! Chow Chow is a pickled vegetable relish traditionally made from Green Tomatoes, Cabbage, Onion, Bell Pepper, and Vinegar.  It's a southern thing I guess but it is SO good!   I used to...

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Fat Free Refried Beans

Ever thought about making your own Fat Free Refried Beans? Sure you can buy them easily enough in the store, and .... using dried beans certainly takes longer  - but by doing it yourself you save a ton of money and don't have to worry about any weird chemicals or...

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5 Minute Blackberry Cobbler

My family LOVES fresh Blackberries, which we pick abundantly whenever we visit Washington State I might add....  And what better way to use all those fresh berries than cook them up in a yummy 5 Minute Blackberry Cobbler.     This 5 Minute Blackberry Cobbler is a...

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Herb Crusted Pizza Dough

Perfecting the absolute BEST Vegan Pizza has been an obsession with me over the last few years, and I must say I believe I have it down to a science.....and it all starts with my absolute favorite Herb Crusted Pizza Dough. But be warned - this is NOT some quick or...

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BBQ Cauliflower Wings

Summertime BBQs are here, and these BBQ Cauliflower Wings will be a great addition to any party.  These wings are batter dipped and then baked to a crispy perfection, perfect for slathering on your favorite BBQ sauce. My wife came home with yet another head of...

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Simple White Bean Pasta

After a long day at work, you want something that not only tastes good, but is super easy to make.....like this White Bean Pasta. Using only 10 ingredients, this super easy pasta sauce combines Creamy White Beans, Roasted Bell Peppers, and Garlic to make an elegant...

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Vegan Chile Rellenos

VEGAN CHILLE RELLENOS!   OMG....Chile Lovers - Get Ready.   When I lived in Albuquerque, one of my most FAVORITE meals was Chile Rellenos -  spicy Hatch Green Chiles stuffed with Pepper jack cheese, rolled in egg batter, and then pan fried. YUM!  {drool} MY version of...

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Easy Veggie Lo Mein

I don't know what it is, but there's just something comforting about sitting down with a big bowl of noodles....   Don't get me wrong, I love Rice, and I adore Potatoes, but sometimes you JUST - NEED - PASTA!   Like this incredibly easy Veggie Lo Mein.   What happens...

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“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!”   :D

“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!”

“Made this chili last night, served it to my husband and he said – no joke …. “This is the best damn chili“!   I had to laugh and congratulate you on the naming of this recipe !! #nailedit ”

“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. ”   

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These are the recipes I used to transition to a whole food - plant based Vegan diet

I love good food, and these recipes will give you all that same "comfort food" taste without all the fat and cholesterol of our standard Western Diet.

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