A Brand New Start

Hi I’m Chuck, good to meet you….

First off, you should know…..I’m NOT a trained chef.  I’ve never taken a writing class, photography class, or even a cooking class either.  And I’m certainly not a licensed nutritionist, dietician, or doctor.

What I AM… is an average, everyday person, just like you who loves to eat healthy.

 And it’s really EASY to do!

And you know what?  If I can do it – so can you.

I love showing  people just how simple it is to take control of their health, lose a few pounds, and become healthy, vibrant, Brand New Vegans themselves,  by cooking and eating a whole foods plant based diet.

Why?  Because the science is finally coming to light, proving beyond a shadow of a doubt, that a Whole Food Plant Based Diet is the absolute BEST diet for the human race.

I can COUNT how many people I have interacted with who have lost TONS of weight, reduced their blood pressure, their cholesterol, and even reduced or even eliminated certain medicines…..just by changing the way they eat.

Food is a lot more important than we thought!

And me?

You can read all ABOUT ME HERE, but suffice it to say I have lost over 40 pounds since I started AND I significantly reduced my Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, and my chances of heart disease……just by eating the right foods.

That’s some pretty powerful stuff.



Where Do I Start?


I know starting a whole new diet…let alone a whole new lifestyle …as they call it, can be a daunting task.

I’m sure you have millions of questions…

  • What can I eat?
  • Can I still go eat at restaurants with my friends ?
  • What about my spouse or my kids?
  • What if they don’t support me?
  • Is it really healthy?
  • Where will I get my Protein or Calcium?
  • Do I have to become Vegan?


And I will try by best to answer them here in these pages, but just know that it IS possible.

I know because I see more and more people doing it every single day, so you’re in good company.  I’ve written a TON of articles specifically with you in mind .  Just click on the HELPFUL ARTICLES menu tab.

Here are a few suggestion to get you up to speed in a hurry.


What About The Food?


Not only do I write articles to help people transition to this way of living….I also share all of my recipes.  These are the same Recipes that I used when I first became a Brand New Vegan, and I still use them today.

They are all vegan, and plant-based, and I do not use oil of any kind.

To see ALL of my recipes in a convenient Recipe Index click here….otherwise here are some of my more popular ones….



What About Doctors?


By all means go see yours before changing anything drastic with your lifestyle, whether it’s the food or exercise! 

Your doctor may or not be 100% on board with a Plant Based, but explain to them your goals and I’m sure they will point you in the right direction.

And yes, there ARE Vegan doctors out there too.  I know – I used to have one.


healthyguideA Visit with Dr. McDougall

Dr. Craig S McDougall, MD

Dr. John McDougall, MD


In fact, Craig, in conjunction with Northwest Kaiser Permanente, developed the following guide to plant-based nutrition, “Healthy Living: Eat Healthy, Live Better,” for his medical speciality clinic where he uses a plant-based diet to prevent and reverse most common diseases.

You can download the guide right here.  




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If you’re a Facebook or Pinterest kinda gal (or guy) then be sure and follow our social bookmarks.  I randomly post fun little quotes and articles on my Facebook page, and all my recipes are Pinned in our Pinterest Acccount

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Still Can’t Find What You’re Looking For?


Check the QUICK RECIPE INDEX for a list of all of my recipes, and if you need a quick search you can access our SEARCH page here.  

If nothing else you can always reach me on my CONTACT page and drop me an email.

I’m so glad you made the decision to become a Brand New Vegan.

Best wishes on your new journey!