Joylicious is my creative space where I explore life, love and food. With a strong emphasis on wholesome eating, the recipes found here are meant to be simple and straightforward -- a stepping stone to exploring your inner chef. Discover your sense of wonder and confidence to try something new in the kitchen. 

Food is an essential part of our daily lives which is why it's important to practice consciousness and respect when it comes to choosing what we eat. Having the knowledge and skill set to make your own food empowers you to make better food choices and can ultimately lead to a more fulfilling life. Take the initiative and cook something today and find the beauty of a wholesome, home-cooked meal. 


Joy Zhang was born in Shanghai, China in 1985 and raised in Houston, Texas. She picked up her first camera at the age of 10 and has been living through a lens since. She began studying art and music from a young age and later went on to attend the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston where her love for photography blossomed. She earned her B.A. degree from the University of North Texas and currently lives and works in Dallas, TX as a freelance photographer.

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