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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Pull Apart Rolls and Spicy Green Chile Bean Dip

Those little Facebook Videos have done it again. I was sitting at my desk having my lunch last week, perusing through those little FB Videos from Tip Hero, and I came across this little gem for Pull Apart Rolls with a Spicy Green Chile Bean Dip.   I thought, "Oh man,...

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Italian Calzones with Avocado Garlic Alioli

Weekends mean Pizza around my house. Only this time I switched things up a bit by making these Italian Calzones and filled them with a yummy Avocado Garlic Alioli. Fresh Mushrooms Red Bell Peppers Cherry Tomatoes Fresh Spinach Fresh Basil Leaves All wrapped up in a...

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Avocado Pesto Breadsticks

The first night of my weekend is usually a treat night after munching on soups and casseroles all week. At that usually means pizza - but last night I decided to change things up a bit by making these Avocado Pesto Breadsticks instead, with a bowl of my Fat Free Pizza...

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White Bean and Mushroom Ragout

I was browsing the internet looking at recipes yesterday and found this one for a White Bean and Mushroom Ragout from Whole Foods. There is SO much to like about this recipe! I know - but first of all - what the heck is a Ragout?   Well it may sound fancy (pronounced...

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Creamy Potato Soup with Mushroom Bacon

Last night's dinner was this Creamy Potato Soup with a few hunks of chewy, homemade bread.  Perfect for a cold, wintry day! And is that - dare i say it - BACON? YES - a wonderfully sweet and smokey Mushroom Bacon!  And it will rock your world. Here's how it happened....

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Blueberry Muffins in a Mug

I've been seeing a lot more of those short little Facebook videos from a page called "Tasty". Have you? Now most times they are definitely NOT vegan - not even close - but every now and then I find one that looks tasty enough to try - and easy enough to convert. Like...

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Easy Deviled Potatoes

If you loved deviled eggs, then you're gonna absolutely flip over these amazing Deviled Potatoes.   Personally, I was never a huge egg fan.....even growing up in the midwest. I know, I know - I was the strange one.   Hard boiled, fried, poached, whatever......just not...

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Biscuit and Vegetable Pot Pie

What do you call a Shepherd's Pie topped with fresh homemade biscuits instead of potatoes?  Is it still a shepherd's pie?  Or is it now a pot pie?  How about a Biscuit and Vegetable Pot Pie? Whatever you want to call it ....  I call it DELICIOUS!   Fresh carrots...

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Sweet Potato & Black Bean Chili

Yesterday was a cold and snowy day in the Pacific Northwest .....perfect for making this big yummy pot of ..... Sweet Potato & Black Bean Chili!   I absolutely love chili - but have always been used to traditional Texas Style (bean/tomato sauce) chili with lots of...

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Spicy Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

  Happy New Years Everyone! I have a feeling 2016 is going to be an AMAZING year! And to start things off with a bang, I thought I would take my popular Cauliflower Bites from my Panda Express Orange 'Chicken' Recipe and spice them up a little bit. These Buffalo...

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Easy New Mexican Red Chile Sauce

Don't ask me why, but yesterday I got a craving for New Mexican Red Chile Sauce.   Mind you, this is NOT the same thing as those little cans of Enchilada Sauce you see in the stores.  Not even close.  Red Chile Sauce is made from New Mexican Red Chiles, and it's...

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Easy Fettuccini Alfredo

Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday! Did you enjoy your time off with family and friends?   Hopefully with lots of tasty, healthy food choices too?  One of my readers left me a comment to say she made my Lasagna RollUps for Christmas Dinner!  Awesome!  Hope you...

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One Pot Mexican Couscous

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, cheese,...

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Healthy Lentil Manwiches

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 Health Insurance IS...

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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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