**note from Oonagh: I met Joy backstage at the Steven and Chris show and was struck by her sweet personality and total commitment to providing the world with healthy deliciousness. Her recipes are a go-to for me and I was really pleased when she agreed to create a menu to match my Cottage Workout. PS. These tahini cookies didn’t last a day in my house. Enjoy! ***
 Joy McCarthy is a certified holistic nutritionist, founder of popular website JoyousHealth.com and bestselling author of JOYOUS HEALTH: Eat and Live Well Without Dieting. Joy is an international speaker, featured TV nutrition expert on “The Morning Show” and her expertise is featured in several publications across North America including the Globe & Mail. Joy is fiercely committed to clean beauty and has a line of natural and organic, non-toxic personal care products. She is the founder of Eat Well Feel Well, Toronto’s first and longest running integrated yoga and nutrition program.

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World’s Easiest Pancakes

Pancakes and cottaging go hand in hand. You will love how simple the ingredients are and it will make you feel good knowing that you are putting food in your beautiful body that is absolutely whole, real and nutritious, even while up at the cottage!



Guacamole Devilled Eggs 

Two of the perfect cottage foods — guac and devilled eggs combined into one delicious dish (this post includes an easy-to-follow recipe video).


Quickie Quinoa Salad Bowl

Enjoy the guac devilled eggs with the Quickie Quinoa Salad Bowl because who wants to be slaving in the kitchen all day?



Chocolate Chip Fudgsicles

These delicious frozen treats are made with coconut milk and sweetened with maple syrup.


Sweet Pea Hemp Dip with Mint

This appetizer is always a huge hit, whether you’re entertaining a crew of friends and family at the cottage or just having a quiet weekend, this dip is refreshing and delicious. Enjoy with your favourite crackers.

Chopped Kale & Beet Salad

You might need to give your liver some love while cottaging. This easy salad recipe is crunchy, flavourful and detoxifying.

Grilled Chicken/Tempeh with Best Ever BBQ Sauce

Grill up some chicken or tempeh strips on the BBQ and top them with the Best Ever BBQ Sauce:

Dessert: Chew Chocolate Chip Tahini Cookies


So what did you think of the Cottage Menu? Let Joy and I know which recipe you want to try most by leaving a comment…or share this page with the person you want to cook for you! 🙂