Chef Hats Off to “They Draw & Cook”

I’ve always thought that meal planning was a great way to get organized for the week.  Do grocery shopping on the weekends, defrost meat the night before cooking, and try to plan your meals so you use up veggies/fruits before they go bad.  But the best thing for meal planning is making sure you have your ingredients and recipes together before cooking!  Thanks to The Craft Begins, who shared this wonderful website of recipes translated into artwork, They Draw & Cook, here’s my meal plan for today!  🙂




Midnight Snack

OK so maybe I’m not really planning on making all of these today… but aren’t these illustrations just so artistic and cute??  If you are an artist, designer or illustrator, you can send in your recipe artwork to and it may eventually get published in a book, how cool is that??  I wish I could submit one of these too but my artistic abilities are confined to stick figures, I kid you not!!  If you’d like to see more amazing recipe artwork, make sure to check out They Draw & Cook blog!


  1. May 5, 2010 / 7:47 am

    This is so cool! Thanks for sharing this

  2. May 6, 2010 / 5:22 am

    this is super awesome. i love these artworks and your plan. it’s close to lunch break and i’m dying here for a good meal :-))

  3. May 6, 2010 / 8:52 am

    oh this is so adorable i can’t stand it!! and what a great idea too, i love that. i’m all about that veggie thai right now…mmm 🙂

  4. May 6, 2010 / 9:10 am

    This is too cute!! And hilarious! I love that the Kim Chi artwork points out that it ” = stinky” ! That reminds me I need to try Kim Chi. Ever since Anthony Bourdain went and made some on his show I’ve been highly intrigued.

  5. Cynthia
    May 6, 2010 / 9:15 am

    Love the eggs in the breakfast drawing! They’re trying to help cook too 😀

  6. Theresa
    May 6, 2010 / 9:35 am

    Excellent post. I’m going to have to check out that blog because I’m definitely the kind of person who needs pictures!

  7. May 6, 2010 / 9:42 am

    i love this!! so creative and what a fun way to display recipes. the kimchi one is right on with the stinky depiction! thanks for sharing!

  8. May 6, 2010 / 10:02 am

    what cute and adorable illustrations 🙂 totally put a smile on my face. any food with a smiley face is so cute. hehe. xo.

  9. Ellinelle
    May 6, 2010 / 10:43 am know what ? this is the coolest idea what I have seen lately ..honestly ..that is so great ..the pictures are wonderful but the idea behind that are just so original and inspirational ..also it’s great way how to learn kids about healthy eating and cooking ..
    ..I always plan my shopping because I like to know exactly what I will cook every day and I hate to waste any fruits or vegetables ..the old bread goes to the birds in the park : ) always ..

    love those illustrations , mayb will do few myself ..
    have a great evening : )))

  10. May 6, 2010 / 11:44 am

    That would definitely be a busy cooking day. Those drawings are just adorable. 🙂

  11. May 6, 2010 / 11:58 am

    These are so stinkin’ cute. I might actually cook more if I had these.

  12. May 6, 2010 / 12:21 pm

    awesome collection of recipes – to cute* thanks for visiting my blog! xx, jane

  13. May 6, 2010 / 1:04 pm

    Ahhhhhh, if only I had some semblance if artistic talent. Sigh.

  14. May 6, 2010 / 2:53 pm

    I am so glad you put the link with that! It is so absolutely perfect & I cannot wait to try it out!
    I love your blog! I’m so glad you left me a comment so that I can read up on you now. Looks like I’m in for a good time today during naps!

  15. May 6, 2010 / 4:25 pm

    I am especially in love with the smoothie one…although the ingredients are questionable. Avocado? I’d need to be convinced.

  16. Leslie
    May 6, 2010 / 5:00 pm

    So cool!! I love it! I need to work on my meal planning skils lol!! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!! I am lame, I went home and was so tired I just relaxed!! Maybe this weekend I will have to party! 🙂

  17. May 6, 2010 / 5:59 pm

    Such a genius idea!! These are just too cute & creative (and are making me totally hungry).

  18. May 6, 2010 / 7:09 pm

    that’s really cool! thanks for sharing!

  19. May 6, 2010 / 8:28 pm

    wow. that’s really cool. these would make a great beginner’s cookbook!

  20. May 6, 2010 / 9:40 pm

    ooops i don’t know what just happened to my first comment, but i had commented how cute these recipes are and how playful and adorable the illustrations are.

    if only i could get every single recipe in my collection illustrated, ah, only in my dreams, lol.


  21. May 6, 2010 / 10:42 pm

    CUTE!!! Thanks for sharing! I love cooking and illustrations, so this is perfect 🙂 I just hope that I won’t t be disappointed if the finished products don’t end up looking like cartoons!

  22. Brianne
    May 7, 2010 / 2:01 am

    really cute and creative. it puts me in the mood to cook.

  23. persis
    May 7, 2010 / 3:15 am

    such cute and QUIRKY illustrations!

    psst. come check out the Pink Lady Giveaway at my blog when you have sometime.

    xo. Persis.

  24. May 7, 2010 / 4:09 am

    oh my goodness these are SO CUTE!!!
    seriously wish i had one of these for all my favorite recipes! haha!

  25. tintin
    May 7, 2010 / 8:53 am

    these are sooo cute sandy! what a cute idea! wish i was good at drawing though lol

  26. May 7, 2010 / 8:31 pm

    I wish I had thought of this first. I wish I had an once of artist talent so that I might have thought of this first. But my drawings would all be sad little sticks. I’m so glad someone thought to do this — it’s such a fun way to share a recipe and maybe get kids to cook too?

  27. May 8, 2010 / 4:58 pm

    awww, i’m in love with this idea! hope u enjoy all your pancakes and kimchi and cocktails, sounds yummy 😉

  28. May 9, 2010 / 9:03 am

    this is the best idea ever!!
    how lovely!
    i want to make one!
    its honestly so adorable!!
    and i could totally remember my favorite recipes!
    thanks for the post!
    booming with inspiration!
    merci x

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