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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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! Keeping in line with the "Panda Express" menu, here's a Spicy General Tso Tofu I made...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
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 Chipotle...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 calories and way too much fat. So I...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 wraps...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 better than I could...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 Biscuits, and even the Cheese...read more
New Mexico is such a magical place to live. The mix of Native American, Spanish, and European influences come together in such a way that makes New Mexico one of my most favorite places in the world. And the food.....oh my the food! Anyone who has ever lived there...read more
Come on Oh baby don't you want to go Come on Oh baby don't you want to go Back to that same old place Sweet home Chicago (Blues Brothers) Anyone who was born or raised in the Midwest knows that Chicago is known for many unique food choices - their Chicago Dogs, their...read more
I had no recipe planned for today - I swear. Somehow these Black Bean Tostadas with Green Chile Sour Cream magically appeared on my dinner table last night, and I have no idea how it happened! It was a typical Sunday morning, after a long week of work, and I went...read more
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