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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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...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...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...read more
People think our food is boring. I’m here to tell them I beg to differ. Last night I made this amazing Seitan Meatloaf which I sliced up and smothered in some savory Mushroom Gravy, and served with a side of mashed potatoes, steamed veggies, and of course,...read more
I think I’ve tried Sushi (or a California Roll) once in my life – and I honestly didn’t care for it that much. I think it was the seaweed. Never had much experience with seaweed growing up in Indiana. But after reading about an experience with a...read more
I knew from the minute I first tried Soy Curls that this recipe was coming. They are just PERFECT for an good old fashioned Texas Style BBQ Sandwich. The look, the feel, the texture, everything about them screams “pulled pork sandwich”. And with the...read more
I got to tell you, these Vegan Italian Sausages I made last week are really amazing. You can add them to just about any dish – like this quick and easy Italian Sausage with Peppers and Tomatoes. Something about spicy Italian Sausage mixed with fresh garlic,...read more
Busy day at work? No time to cook? Tempted to just order out? Then consider this quick and easy Ginger Veggie Stir Fry that you can whip up in minutes! Start with some chewy Rice Noodles Add in some healthy Stir Fry Veggies Stir in this warm and comforting Ginger...read more
I have been wanting to make some homemade Seitan for quite some time now. I like it’s chewy texture in my stews and chili. In fact, the texture is so similar I sometimes completely forget I’m not eating meat. Yes, I’ve tried Tempeh, and I’ve...read more
Ready for the Ultimate Pizza Sauce? Come on, who doesn’t love pizza? And just because we’re vegans now doesn’t mean we have to give it up – we just have to tweak it a bit. A whole wheat crust, a few more veggies, this ultimate pizza sauce, and...read more
This Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas dish has been a long time coming. It was easily one of my family’s favorite dishes back in New Mexico – especially this time of year when the first batch of Hatch Green Chiles would appear in the stores. But since...read more
I love stews. They’re so thick and filling, and I make sure mine are chock full of good healthy starches and veggies. Like this Hearty Vegetable Stew. I normally make a big pot of Chili to take for my work lunches, but yesterday I pulled this one out of...read more
Ready for the perfect treat? This Chocolate Mug Cake is so quick and easy to make, you’ll be munching on Chocolatey Peanut Butter goodness in less that 5 minutes! Serious – it takes just 1 minute to cook in the microwave! And the awesome thing about mug...read more
Sometimes you just need something quick and easy. Like this Chinese Noodle Soup – right out of the McDougall Quick and Easy Cookbook. I had just finished my work week and had woken up from my nap, and found the wife and daughter both starving. My wife was...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. ”