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 Pepper Steak

I made a special Birthday Dinner for my lovely wife last night - and one of her favorites too - Vegan Pepper Steak.   The fact that there were absolutely NO leftovers tells me she really liked it.... 🙂   I used Onion and Bell Pepper Strips for the veggies, and...

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Vegan Beefaroni

I don't know about you, but when I was a kid I ate a ton of Chef Boyardee.  You know...those little cans of Beefaroni and Ravioli?  Basically just pasta in tomato sauce. I know - not the healthiest - and pretty plain and boring maybe - but hey I was a kid ok?  And...

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Vegan Beer Brats

It was a beautiful Spring Day here in the Pacific Northwest - and as I was cleaning up the old BBQ I knew exactly what recipe I had to make next....BEER BRATS! Who doesn't love a good Beer Brat smothered with a little mustard and relish?  Maybe some grilled onions and...

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Lemon Chicken with Mushrooms & Wild Rice

After a few days out of town, it is SO good to be back home, and in my kitchen!  And first thing on the menu is this incredible Lemon Chicken Recipe I had saved in my "Recipes to Veganize" Folder on Pinterest. Every now and again I'll see a SAD recipe that makes me...

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Crispy Hash Brown Potato Patties

Delicious little mounds of crispy potatoes - I hereby RENAME you Crispy Hash Brown Potato Patties! Truth be told, I originally named these little guys  "Potato Pucks".... because they reminded me of ...well... little hockey pucks!   But lesson learned..... as good as...

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Pizza Muffins – Perfect Party Pleasers

Pizza Muffins! What do you get when you combine a freshly baked Muffin - with homemade Pizza?  The Perfect Party Pleaser! And let me tell you - these little morsels are gosh, darn tasty. Remember when we used the Rice Cooker to make Spanish Rice?  Pretty nifty idea to...

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Cool Vegan Ranch Dressing

The girls took off for the beach yesterday, and before they left they both mentioned they were craving salad and wanted a Vegan Ranch Dressing.    "Can you make us a salad when we get back with some homemade Vegan Ranch Dressing?" And that my friends, is how a...

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Vegan Carne Adovada Burritos

Vegan Carne Adovada Burritos   Ok all you New Mexico fans. THIS is something you definitely want to try! I always thought Butler Soy Curls would make some amazing Carne Adovada Burritos when cooked in my New Mexico Red Chile Sauce. Well not only was i right -...

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Steak n Shake Chili – Veganized

Growing up in the Midwest - there were certain places I remember fondly when it came to quick, tasty, food options. Of course I'm not necessarily talking healthy food, or vegan food, but hey - it was the '70's ok? Bear with me here as I reminisce a little. Burger Chef...

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Vegan Thousand Island Dressing

I LOVE a good Reuben Sandwich...... don't you?   And once you find a good Vegan Corned Beef Recipe (which I did, thanks Vegan Dad), all you need is some fresh Sauerkraut, and this homemade, Vegan Thousand Island Dressing. I've been on a probiotic kick lately, so I...

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Homemade Potato Rolls

I have had SO many comments on my Vegan Biscuits and my Pull-Apart Rolls that I thought I'd add another option today.....Homemade Potato Rolls.   Unsweetened Almond Milk, Mashed Potatoes, Bread Flour, Yeast, and Salt make up the majority of the ingredients.  And the...

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Tofu Buddha Bowl with Thai Peanut Sauce

"BUDDHA BOWL - A bowl which is packed so full that it has a rounded "belly" appearance on the top, much like the belly of a buddha."  Urban Dictionary Ready for a treat?  I really think you're going to absolutely LOVE this! So easy, so simple, and with every day...

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Mexican Polenta Scramble

Spice up your Breakfast Routine with this easy to make Mexican Polenta Scramble. A quick sauté of green peppers, mushrooms, tomatoes and Polenta makes for an easy one skillet dinner.  Top it off with some sliced Green Onions, Salsa, or Pine Nuts for even more...

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Loaded Mexican Potato Skins

Ever see those recipes for Potato Skins that tell you to 'reserve' those scooped out mashed potatoes for another day? I don't know about you - but in my house they'd sit forgotten in my refrigerator for so long - it would take a hazmat team to dispose of them... Not...

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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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