Vegan Ham Salad

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Vegan Italian Meatballs

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Vegan Stuffed Mushrooms

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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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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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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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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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Crispy Vegan Taco Bowls

"Beans & Rice" are like one of the easiest Vegan meals that were ever invented......but they can be a bit - well.... boring!   So turn them into AWESOME VEGAN TACO BOWLS instead!   And to make it even MORE awesome?  Douse the whole thing with some Homemade Taco...

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Vegan Parmesan

Spaghetti, Bruschetta, Potatoes, Pizza, even Toast ..... there are SO many times I've sent people to my recipes that include this simple Vegan Parmesan.   I'd say it's high time it has its own.....wouldn't you? Sure you can actually BUY vegan parmesan in the stores....

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Sweet and Sour Stir Fry Sauce

I love Stir Fries because they're so dang easy!  Especially when you use an amazing sauce.... like this Sweet and Sour Stir Fry Sauce I made last night.  Slap some rice in a Rice Cooker, sauté a few veggies or 'shrooms, the sauce literally comes together in minutes...

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Philly Cheese Curl Sandwiches

Soy Curls are amazing and make so many of our old favorites possible..... like these Philly Cheese Curl Sandwiches. Marinated strips of juicy 'beef', smothered in sautéed onions and bell peppers, topped with a melted cheese sauce.  Excuse me while I .... nom nom...

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Vegan Rice and Veggies Au Gratin

Ready for a quick and nutritious dinner that still has that 'down-home comfort food' taste? Then you'll have to try this Vegan Rice and Veggies Au Gratin.    Brown Rice, Tempeh, and Steamed Veggies - smothered in a rich Vegan Cheese Sauce.  And prepared in a single 8"...

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Mongolian Soy Curls

If you're looking for a quick and easy dinner, one that is fat free, sugar free, and FULL of flavor, then you have GOT to try these Mongolian Soy Curls.   I mean who doesn't love Mongolian Beef?  Chewy strips of 'beef', marinated in that sweet and spicy sauce?  Come...

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Vegan Bean and Bacon Soup

How about a nice hot bowl of Vegan Bean and Bacon Soup?  With maybe a big hunk of Homemade Cornbread or a few Vegan Buttermilk Biscuits on the side? Come on, fess up....  who didn't LOVE those little cans of Campbell's Soup as a kid? Although it wasn't exactly Vegan...

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Baked Vegan Chimichangas

Imagine for just a moment - BAKED Vegan Chimichangas.... Now... imagine these Crispy Baked Tortillas literally STUFFED with Cheesy Soy Curls that were slow cooked in your favorite Salsa.... Yeah? Now imagine topping these fat-free Chimichangas with a homemade...

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Creamy Potato Mushroom Chowder

Ok .... truth.   This was NOT supposed to be a Creamy Potato Mushroom Chowder.... at all! This was SUPPOSED to be a copycat of Oregon's famous "Mo's Clam Chowder", and the wife .. with brutal honesty said :  Not only did it not LOOK like Clam Chowder.... It didn't...

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Crispy Potato Spinach Balls

I wasn't really planning on a new recipe last night.....especially these Crispy Potato Spinach Balls.   But I am SO GLAD I made these! Crispy Crunchy on the Outside - Creamy Potato Goodness on the inside! Absolutely PERFECT for your next get together or potluck.... or...

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Fat Free Bruschetta

I LOVE tomatoes!  I think it's something that's implanted in all us Hoosiers at birth, so it's only natural that I would make a Fat Free Bruschetta one day. Bruschetta, for those of you not in the know, is an Italian Antipasto usually made from toasted bread rubbed...

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Vegan Cream of Mushroom Soup

What do you do with a giant bag of Hash Brown Potatoes?  Why you make a Hash Brown Casserole of course! But don't most casserole recipes usually ask for a can of Cream of Chicken or Cream of Mushroom Soup? So now what? Easy.  Make your own! This Vegan Cream of...

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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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I'm Chuck Underwood and these are the recipes I used to transition to a whole food - plant based Vegan diet

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