Friday, November 11, 2011

Ooh La La Design Studio's First Ever Contest With, TDAC



Hey Beautiful People!
Are you hungry?? Well then you've stopped at
the right blog. Welcome to Ooh La La Design Studio's
first EVER, contest! It's painfully simply folks. I would
really love to know what are your favorite comfort foods?
Is it chicken pot pie, or mac and cheese? Maybe beef
stew or quiche? How about Shrimp and grits?
Or maybe Ho Ho's or a Funny Bone?
Whatever it is just share it in a comment left here.
You have the chance to win a lovely cook book from,
"They Draw and Cook" which I am featured in, as well
as a limited addition print of The Little Chef Girl".
I love "They Draw and Cook" it's a fabulous website that
has helped me embrace the foodie inside me. Over 100
illustrators share their love of art and food in this wonderful
book. So please join me and I will randomly select the
winner from a bowl and post it on Dec 5th,2011.
"They Draw and Cook" is also available at Amazon.com
Wishing you all cheesy goodness all month
long.

62 comments:

theartofpuro said...

What a lovely chef girl:)
I'm italian and I should say my preferred dish is pasta or pizza but one of the things I love the most is : gratin potatoes with a lot of pieces of baked ham and a LOT of mozzarella:)

Michaele Razi said...

My biggest loves--art and food! Lovely illo, as usual, my friend!

Ces said...

OOOOOOOOOHHHHHH!!! These are mine MINE MINE!!! YES I AM HUNGRY because I can't eat. Because I had surgery in my mouth. I am so hungry right now I could eat these books or my computer!!! WHOOHOOOOOO!!! Congratulations Vee for being featured. You are soooo coooool. I LOVE YOU!!! TSUP!

Ben Clanton said...

home made mac and cheese for me. Just makes me feel good! The book looks like lots of fun! really like the chef girl illo, so crossing my fingers. Cheers!

Bella Sinclair said...

AAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!

That is me both squealing AND opening my mouth wide for some foodie love! I just KNEW you'd make it in this book! Yeeeeeheeeeeheeeeeee!!! So exciting!!!! You are so awesome! If I don't win, I'll have to turn to my comfort food -- a big ol' slice of layer cake. YUMMMM!

XOXOX Hope you are having a marvelous weekend, beautiful!

Ces said...

Ooh! My favorite comfort food right now is Peach Ice Cream!!!

salli s. swindell said...

of course I can't win cuz that would be silly + weird but i'm swinging by to say you are fabulously fantastic for hosting this "first ever" contest!! WE are 200% honored to have your wonderful energy + cooking in the book. hugsss

Heather said...

mac and cheese and mashed potatoes! total comfort!!! Adorable illustration! she looks like my daughter!

Redheaded Stepchild said...

I love it, Vanessa! My comfort foods are pasta, pizza, chocolate, and ice cream!

Trauma F Newell said...

Hi Vanessa, I'm happy to be a part of your contest. I love your Chef girl, My comfort food would be fresh baked breads (any kind) with butter, I love thin slices of cheese on wheat crackers, also pasta and a hot cup of herbal tea. This food comforts my soul! Big Hugs!!!

Janay said...

Fun contest! My comfort food would be bean and cheese enchiladas. I love your illustrations!

Jacqueline Hudon-Verrelli said...

My favorite comfort food is macaroni and homemade tomato juice with grated old cheddar cheese on top.

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Okay Delicious people!! You guys have my mouth watering all over my computer!!! MY GOODNESS with all these delightful crabs all of us are going to fall into a deep sleep and wake up with super fat thighs!! he he he he he! Seriously you guys are the best!

Jill said...

Meatless meatloaf and mashed potatoes with gravy!

Kimmarie said...

Ack! After reading everyone else's comments I'm afraid to admit it but my fav comfort food from childhood is Chef Boyardee Ravioli. My mum was not a cook ; ) she was a heater upper.

jane said...

Love your Art! My favorite comfort food is defintely a piece of homemade bread with my homemade plum jam and a cup of good coffee! I think I'll have a cup right now!
Cheers. Jane Smith

Ailbhe said...

Oh my comfort dish is Dublin Coddle (see here http://simplysplendiferous.com/2011/06/dublin-coddle-a-dish-for-all-seasons.html) or a poached egg on top of Colcannon (another traditional irish potato dish). Can you guess where I'm from?
: )

k.h.whitaker said...

Hmmmm, so hard, my current favorite is Indian Butter Chicken over raw spinach, yummmmmmm and avacado's blended with cocoa and dates, it's like a decadent super creamy pudding that's food for the brain ;) Now I have to go and make some!

ucuspucus said...

My-oh-my! My comfort food is macaroni with broccoli, yellow cheese, spicy tuna and garlic. Smelly but sooo yummmy :P

Antoana said...

What a lovely illo of a little chef girl! :D
My fave food is my grandma's fuzi with chicken stew and rhubarb pie with cream :D

Marika said...

Pot roast with mashed potatoes and gravy. Yum

se7en said...

I love this book so much and followed a tweet to discover you... loving your art while I am lingering!!! My favorite comfort food has to be custard... warm custard and baked apples, warm custard on ice-cream... just custard!!! Love it!!!

Ces said...

Vanessa, I wish I can cook pansit for you. Maybe someday when I return to South Carolina, I will make a batch and gather my family and we wil drive to Charlotte and we can all meet. I dream about that sometimes.

Linda said...

Chocolate! Why hasn't anyone mentioned chocolate? That has been my life-long comfort food. Just the chocolate--not in a recipe. Plain, dark chocolate. Yum....

Ok, since it's the season, I love cooking with pumpkin. Pumpkin pancakes and pumpkin bread from TDAC, of course. I'd LOVE to have the book. Hint. Hint. :D

I use the leftover pureed pumpkin in other things--like pasta even.

danuta said...

attractive proposition - hmmmmm I'm already like a cat licking its chops. My favorite dish, winter and summer, day and night is commonplace pasta dish - pasta but deliciously seasoned and scientifically fresh basil, garlic, olive oil, a few sprigs of parsley - pasta al dente , of course - friendly Vanessa mniaaaaaam

P.S. and now I will prefer that lire other bloggers .... mraouuuu

danuta said...

theartofpuro - :)))))) deceive the infidel Italian pasta dish !!!!! against the potato ahhhhhhhh

Michelle Razi:)) too easy not even a sandwich

Cess - then! it fills - I wish you a speedy recovery and welcome back the tasters

Ben Clanton - disease like this MD we will treat with new book :)))))))) double dedication he had for you and you should win this contest, good luck

Nina Seven said...

comfort food, huh? I'm going to have to go with mashed potatos and gravy and then a slice of pumpkin pie. Guess I've got Thanksgiving on my mind!

Z-Kids said...

Congrats on your featured art! Woohoo! We're big time popcorn people in our house. Thanks for the contest :)
Z-Dad

zenzart at hotmail dot com

Shell said...

Chocolate!!!!!!!!!!!! My go to comfort food.

Stacie D said...

If I can't my hands on a bowl of my dad's Jook ( Chinese rice porridge), then it would have to be won ton soup. I guess it's all about the soup for me.

Ana said...

I love desserts, anything with chocolate...I'm a Chocoholic :)
I like vegetarian pizza or ravioli or lasagna...this comment is making me hungry XD
Your little chef is very cute ♥

Antoana said...

Well Thank you Miss Vanessa :D
For stopping by at my Secret Corner and your lovely words...it means a lot.I haven't seen ur recipe before over at TDAC but had a look and it's awesome!!!I love it! :D Ur colours are amazing too...
Ant

Cassandra said...

oooh im pregnant so food is constantly on my mind at the moment haha!! what a great contest! My favourite comfort food would have to be a chunky veggie soup in the middle of a cold stormy day!! The first food that came to mind was chocolate but I don't think of that as a comfort food anymore but more of a necessity!!! :) Great to stop by your blog again it always makes me smile!!

Lisa Graves said...

Vanessa! I absolutely love your work and especially love your red rice recipe in the TDAC book! Bravo!

Eric Barclay said...

Love the chef girl!

Eric Barclay said...

Oh... and homemade corny dogs without the stick

Minnie said...

This may sound crazy to some but my comfort foods are grits with over easy eggs mixed in so the yolks turn them yellow with a little salt and pepper or a big bowl of oatmeal with hot buttered toast mmmmm heaven:-) Congratulations for being featured good job.

Meridth Gimbel said...

Oh goodness. A book about food with your illustrations? How heavenly!! My favorite comfort food probably would be mashed potatoes or any form of potatoey goodness.

Anyway, you = amazing as usual.

Laura said...

Hey Vanessa - loved your illo for this book and as always you are such an inspiration. My favorite comfort food most of the time? Definitely potato-based, ie. fried, mashed, hashed, or poutined (yum!)

HOWEVER...at this time of year, I have to say that TDAC for me stands for: This Diva Adores Cookies! You know what I'm talking about: holiday-homemade-been-in-the-family-forever recipes, melt in your mouth goodness (no calorie counting allowed) and "why didn't I make more!" cookies....my alltime fave: "thimble" cookies (aka Santa's Thumbprints) You can find my recipe here, enjoy!

http://atailoredline.blogspot.com/2007/12/comfort-joyand-cookies.html

Hugs,
Laura

yoborobo said...

Oh, I am ALL about comfort food. The problem I am having is picking just one. I'll pick the one that popped into my head first: mashed potatoes. lol! SOOOO dietetic. LOVE the book and adore the print! I am going to keep my tater-covered fingers crossed! xox Pam

Indigene said...

So, the purty artist can cook, too? Nessa, you can do everything!!! Good Lord, I'm sitting on the floor, crying because you gots all the blessings from above! LOL!!

Hmmm...I'd have to say I love fish and grits or shrimp and grits! But, I'm an island girl, too, so beans and yellow rice, too! :)

Okay, back to ravaging the fridge now! Can you pay for me to join Jenny Craig, too?! :)

Hoghart said...

The book looks enticing !
My favorite dish is a roast chicken with potatoes around, all cooked together in the oven. Not exactly diet food, but so delicious!

Roberta Baird said...

I love a grilled cheese sandwich, with the toast thick and buttery and the cheese, sharp and tangy. Now cut it in half and dip that in some thick tomato basil soup, and as you take a bite, a tiny bit of the soup and cheese drip lusciously down your chin. Yum!!!
Hungry yet?

Ann Pilicer said...

Ohhh a COLD Ring ding! hee hee chocolate goodness with cream! and a BIG Mountain size Cup of Joe! Yum!
Okay that is it! oh and maybe about 1000 cookies. Always have room for Oreos and Big glass of milk to dunk it into. AH!!!!
Yay me I'll just slap it all on my thighs. hee hee. Well you asked! :D Congrats to you! you are a beautiful person and it shows in all you do! Great idea for your site. Best of luck always! :D

Monika Roe Illustration said...

Meatloaf! Tastes even better when mom makes it!

Carin Bramsen said...

Love that chef!! To name a tiny fraction of my favorite comfort foods: banana fritters, falafel sandwiches, shepherd's pie, just about any Ethiopian dish, grilled cheese sandwich with tomato soup, all things potato, Szechuan orange chicken... And I'll have all of your illustrations for dessert. :)

Bobbie Dacus said...

Love your chef girl, Vanessa! My fave comfort food is homemade vanilla ice cream, Rice a Roni weird, huh?) Pecan cluster Blizzard, chicken pot pie, and fried corn (the way my Mamaw used to make it)!

Christy said...

My comfort food is Odd but it is Tuna Casserole and Blueberry muffins. Can't explain why but I can't eat one without the other.

Tali said...

it is absolutely my mum's chicken soup. Oh yes, it just makes everything allright! It was a miracle when I cooked it first for myself :)

Lisa said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely work via this blog! It's cold & rainy here today, so the comfort food that leaps to mind is matzah ball soup!

Shirley said...

Hi Nester!! How awesome is your sweet chef girl..and you are SO right. TDAC has been an amazing site and Nate and Salli are two fabulous and generous people. Congratulations on being in the book..your recipe is awesome!! I also wanted to say Happy belated Birthday to Zoe..yay for the 11 year olds! I wish her a super year ahead. Hope you and yours have been well - we are back from an amazing holiday and it just really did a lot for me. : ) Big hugs!

Lisa M Griffin said...

Yummy! Chicken pot pie is def. on the list or a hearty beef stew. But my true go to comfort food would have to be....

CHOCOLATE! ;)

rachel awes said...

my favorite comfort food

1 heaping tablespoon of hugs
2 teaspoons of love letters
1/2 cup of solitude
dash of lullaby
& top with
encouragement
from angels

***love 2u***

Kstyles said...

How cool! Art, food, and fashion are passions of mine!!! My favorite comfort food is gumbo!!!!! Yum-yum!!!

Kay Aker said...

Looks scrumptious!

gwendoulash said...

A long time ago how I did not pass by here but it is always marvellous job!

Thank you for that

Gwenaëlle

Tomás Serrano said...

My favorite comfort food: croquetas. Maybe you don't know about it, but is an easy dish: boiled egg in pieces into béchamel sauce, rolled in egg and breadcrumbs... Hmmmmmmm
A big hug, Vanessa.

Nita Jo said...

I have so many! My grandma's Spanish Goulash (made with Mac & Cheese), Cornbread, Gooseberry Pie, Fried Chicken and Mashed Potatoes, Homemade Bread and Jam, and those Corndogs covered with Mustard that you get at the fair! I'm getting so hungry just thinking about all my favorites. I'd better stop now!

nicolakillen said...

I would love to be included in your first ever contest:) My favourite comfort food of all time is egg mayonnaise sandwiches, maybe with some chips on the side (the name we Brits use for fries)!

nicolakillen said...

Hello again:) Thanks for dropping by my blog - I hope you enjoy the egg sandwiches when you try them. They're really good with lots of black pepper in the mayonnaise!

keen said...

I love checking out your site. Your illustrations inspire me. And I have to throw my hand into your random drawing, because that book looks really fun. One of my favorites...toasted everything bagels.

Kay Aker said...

Wah!!! I missed out! What a snazzy chef!