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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Growing up in the midwest, I was never a huge egg fan. I know, I know - I was the strange one. Hard boiled, fried, poached, whatever......just not my thing. Oh I could eat scrambled ok as long as there was lots of veggies and tabasco - or wrapped up in a tortilla,...read more
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? Is it a Biscuit Pot Pie? Or a Vegetable Pot Pie? I know what I call it - I call it DELICIOUS! Fresh carrots Celery...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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,...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 Health Insurance IS...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 that in mind, and the...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 Black Beans Smoky...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 are Vegan Lasagna Rollups, using a...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 new?" "Make it with Teriyaki Sauce instead......." "A Teriyaki Stir...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" menu, here's a Spicy...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 wife's favorite...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. ”