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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For those of you who have Facebook, have you seen those little videos that pop up from time to time from TipHero? You know, the ones that illustrate a recipe step by step? Yeah those… Usually they are full of ingredients we will never use…..lots of oil,...read more
Wow it seems like FOREVER since I’ve been on here! I miss you guys! Yeah, the new job is going fine – in fact, there’s talk of hiring me permanently soon, which would be a REAL good thing as then I can start getting BENEFITS again! Marketplace...read more
Thanks for all the suggestions on my Facebook Page yesterday! And thanks for all the belated Birthday Wishes. No – not MY Birthday – but Brand New Vegan’s! That’s right, my little old blog turned 2 last week! Can you believe it? So with...read more
There’s only one answer to a cold, rainy, blustery day…… SOUP! A warm, spicy Mexican Tortilla Soup to be exact – perfect for driving that chill away. And with all my favorite ingredients too! Fire Roasted Tomatoes Crisp Bell Peppers Creamy...read more
After a week of Panda Express recipes, I thought I’d switch things up with one of my favorite Italian Recipes – Lasagna. Fair warning: this isn’t your traditional Olive Garden Lasagna swimming in oil, meat, and cheese. Nope – these...read more
“What would you like for dinner tonight?” “I really liked that Posole…..” “Sorry, we’re out of Soy Curls” “Well you can always make that Orange Chicken again…” “Yeah but my blog may like something...read more
Judging from the amount of comments I got on my Vegan Orange Chicken Recipe I’d say it was a hit! I’m glad that so many of you took the time to let me know how much you enjoyed it. Thank You! So…..keeping in line with the “Panda Express”...read more
One of my wife’s favorite places to eat, before we went plant-based that is, was Panda Express. There’s something about that greasy, deep-fried, Chinese Takeout that tastes go good. While I usually went for the spicer Kung Pao or Schezwan dishes, my...read more
My mom always made potato pancakes. It was a quick way to use up all those mashed potatoes from the night before. But her method usually involved a big frying pan and lots and lots of oil. Good? Oh yes, but healthy? Not so much. What if I told you there was a way...read more
Did anyone say Chipotle Sofritas? That amazing concoction of spicy Tofu, Chipotle Peppers, and Mexican Spices? All served up with Pinto Beans, Cilantro Lime Rice, and a side of creamy Guacamole? Exactly. For those of you ‘not in the know’ – in 2014...read more
Who doesn’t love the crunchy goodness of Taquitos? They’re almost the perfect finger food, designed exclusively for dipping in homemade guac, salsa, or even sour cream. But…….they’re usually deep-fried – meaning way too many...read more
It was Oriental night at the Underwood household as I made some fresh homemade Baked Veggie Spring Rolls and served them up with some yummy white sticky rice. Egg Rolls? Spring Rolls? Summer Rolls? Veggie Rolls? Let’s just say they were veggie filled little...read more
If you love mushrooms – this is the recipe for you. Imagine a rich, savory stew of mushrooms, potatoes, carrots, celery and gravy, and then pour it over a piping hot piece of homemade cornbread. Yeah it’s like that – only it tastes a million times...read more
It finally happened. I made a dinner last night that brought more “Oh my gosh” and more “Mmmmmm” and more “Oh this is SOO good” responses from my wife and daughter than any recipe has before. More than the French Fries, the...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. ”