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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Turn the Page

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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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Vegan Chile Colorado

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Roasted Red Pepper Pasta Sauce

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Best Damn Instant Pot Vegan Chili

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Medieval Pottage Stew

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Hatch Green Chile Sauce

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Best Vegan Recipes of 2016

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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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Vegan Italian Sausage

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 tried Soy Curls,  but for...

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Ultimate Fat Free Pizza Sauce

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 maybe even a little of...

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Vegan Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas

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 becoming Vegan, it...

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Hearty Vegetable Stew

  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 the...

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Chocolate Mug Cake

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 cake?  You...

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Chinese Noodle Soup

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 suggesting...

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Sweet Potato Miso Soup with Ginger

Having a family member with Crohn's Disease can be a huge challenge if you're the cook of the house. Trust me, I know. When my daughter mentioned the health benefits of Sweet Potatoes, I knew instantly I was going to find her a soup she could eat.  A healthy soup full...

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Savory Miso Soup

Never in a million years would I believe that this traditional midwestern 'meat n potato' guy would enjoy a bowl of Savory Miso Soup.   Nope - never.  In fact before tonight, I have never had it.  Kimchi either. But thanks to my Sushi loving daughter - who happened to...

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Baked Vegan Hushpuppies

Having lived in both Indiana and Texas, going to a fish fry was a common thing.  And it just wasn't a fish fry unless you had a side of these crunchy little cornbread balls we called Hushpuppies. Remember Long John Silvers or Arthur Treachers?  Mmm, that was some...

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Pizza Hummus

Every now and again you run across a recipe that you just HAVE to drop what you're doing and make - like right NOW. This Pizza Hummus is one of those recipes. So before I go any further, let me just say Thank You to Kathryn McCormick on the Vegan Meringue Facebook...

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Vegan Chicken and Dumplings

Chicken and Dumplings is like the ultimate comfort food. Remember how mom used to make it? Those little chunks of celery and carrot swimming around in al that yummy broth. And those tender chunks of chicken that would just melt in your mouth? And those dumplings!  Oh...

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Easy Peanut Noodles

Thai Peanut Noodles was one of my first recipes I posted when I started this blog  - and is still one of my family's favorites.  There's something about noodles and veggies in an oriental peanut sauce that makes us want to eat the entire pan! And did I mention how...

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Easy Hot and Sour Soup

There's one in every family. That one lone oddball who HAS to order Hot and Sour while everyone else orders Egg Drop. Yep, that would be me. Besides the Egg Rolls and Hot Mustard, I think the Hot and Sour Soup was my favorite dish in any Chinese Restaurant.  Something...

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Vegan Mushroom Bourguignon

Ooooh la la!  Brand New Vegan's gettin' all fancy now!  Julia Child would be proud with this healthier take on a French favorite - Vegan Mushroom Bourguignon.   If you've never had Beef Bourguinon (or Beef Burgundy as it's sometimes called), it's a classic french...

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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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