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Rough cuts from "Joyous Detox" Photoshoot, Book Two!

You may have noticed if you follow me on instagram or twitter that I've been busy the past few weeks in-studio shooting recipes for my second book: Joyous D
Jun 3, 2015 | Joy McCarthy

You may have noticed if you follow me on bambina bump is well hidden under this sweater :)

almond milk and fresh berries.

Walker joined us one day for the photoshoot and here he is with my Miso Veggie Soup!

I once made the recipe below for a weekend bachelorette party and it was HUGE hit! I never got around to posting it to the blog and kept the recipe for many years making it at family get togethers and social gatherings. It's a perfect recipe for Joyous Detox. It has a great combo of sweet and savoury flavours with an Asian flare.

Sesame Orange Quinoa Salad

Refreshing Sweet Pea Soup with TarragonWalker and I adore eating tacos and eat as many tacos at restaurants in Toronto as we do at home. This recipe is fresh and light. You'll love it!

Fish Tacos with Mango Salad and Watermelon Cucumber SaladThis is a chapter opener photo for the Salads and Snacks section featuring my purple and green cabbage slaw and roasted chickpeas plus various ingredients from other recipes.

And even though my book is a detox book, I do have a small "Sweets and Treats" section, because you deserve it! 

Chocolate Chia MousseI've posted a lot more photos on my instagram feed and you can find them all easily if you search the hashtag #JoyousDetox.

You might be wondering when my book is coming out, not until early 2017. I know it's a while to wait, but I promise it will be worth it! Also, I will be creating new recipes and sharing healthy living articles on joyous health as per usual.

Of course I couldn't do all this alone, it takes a team of dedicated and talented professionals to create a beautiful and joyous book.

Thank you firstly to my amazing photographer Chris Bodnar. Not only is he super talented but he's always so gosh darn jolly and considerate of my needs as a preggy mama! He has such a keen eye for making all my recipes look as vibrant, bright and appetizing as they do in person.

Carol Dano, my food stylist and official designer of all things Joyous Health has been working with me for quite a few years now. She designed my first book Joyous Health and did all the food styling as well. She has an ability to always bring my vision to life and everything she does is joyous. Plus she's super sweet and so great to work with.

Lynsey Walker, healthy foodie and holistic nutritionist has been my right hand lady for this process. For my first book I did all the food prep myself, but I knew this time round I would need some help in-studio. She's been fantastic, easy to work with and always ready to lend a helping hand. Plus many of my photos feature her beautiful boards that her hubby made!

And last but not least, thank you to Laura (@quest4wellness) -- a school teacher who is incredibly enthusiastic about all things health and wellness. I met her a few years ago at a workshop I was teaching and I just loved her passion and joyfulness. She's been testing many recipes for me on her family!

I hope you are as excited as I am about Joyous Detox. I truly hope it helps transform your life and helps you glow every day from the inside out.

Have a joyous day!


Jun 3, 2015 BY Joy McCarthy
Liz S.   •   June 4, 2015

YAY!!!!!!! Super excited for your second book to come out. I still reference your first book weekly for important health information :)

Joy McCarthy   •   June 4, 2015

Hannah B   •   June 4, 2015

I can't wait!!! I loved Joyous Health and want more - 2017 has a #1 highlight now!

Joy McCarthy   •   June 4, 2015

Nicole @ Refreshed Life   •   June 5, 2015

I am so excited for this book! I loved your first one so much! It's so pretty and full of great information and recipes :)


Joanne goodman   •   June 17, 2015

We need to speed up time!!! Can't wait for book #2!!! So anxious!! Lol LOVE LOVE LOVE JOYOUS HEALTH!!!


Lisa   •   July 2, 2015

I'm excited for you Joy and proud of your accomplishments! You are always an inspiration to me and I can't wait to enjoy your second book!


Stefanie   •   August 13, 2015

Really looking forward to your second book Joy! I loved your first one, it's made a huge impact on my life and well-being, I took so much from it!

Kate McDonald Walker   •   August 14, 2015

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