Joylicious – (n.)

1. a 25 year-old food blogger named Joy who makes delicious recipes

2. an emotion of extreme joy as a result of eating something delicious

A 25-year old chef writer and photographer extraordinaire with psychic powers and intense knife skills, professional globe trotter and expert eater — Okay so I’m kidding (except about the psychic powers and expert eater part) but had to get your attention.

I’m Joy. I live my life through food, words and photography — join me through my adventures in life where you’ll find recipes for delicious food, the importance of love and little bits and pieces of me scattered in between.

I always say where there is home-cooked food there is love, and frankly there is no better way to spread joy and happiness.  Many people underestimate the power of a home cooked meal but I have always learned to appreciate it.  Food has the ability to bring people of different backgrounds together, to conjure up an emotion within you, and most importantly fill our souls with warmth and love.

I currently live in Dallas, TX with my loving fiance and our trouble-making dog, Layla.  I work as a part-time piano teacher and free-lance photographer for food, weddings and portrait photography.  You will find random quirks I add here and there — anything from the weird cartoon mango that can talk, to the two dodo bird ornaments staged in an epic cookie stand-off, come on, what’s not to love about that?  And of course, wonderful and easy recipes that will please any crowd.

I hope you enjoy your time here and please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.  You can reach me at: joyzhang516@gmail.com.