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TV host and lifestyle influencer Jillian Harris and registered dietitian Tori Wesszer invite you into their world full of family, food, and casual celebrations. Living a stone's throw from each other, cousins Jillian and Tori grew up in a tight-knit family and were brought up like sisters. Fraiche Food, Full Hearts offers a peek into their lives and the recipes that hav TV host and lifestyle influencer Jillian Harris and registered dietitian Tori Wesszer invite you into their world full of family, food, and casual celebrations. Living a stone's throw from each other, cousins Jillian and Tori grew up in a tight-knit family and were brought up like sisters. Fraiche Food, Full Hearts offers a peek into their lives and the recipes that have fed their families through the years. Instilled with a love of cooking at an early age by their granny, the kitchen is a place of fond memories and everyday home cooked meals. Like most families, their celebrations revolve around food--from birthdays, Valentine's Day, and Mother's Day to Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Eve. Fraiche Food, Full Hearts includes over 100 heart-warming recipes--from breakfasts, soups, salads, veggies, sides, and mains to snacks, appetizers, drinks, and desserts--for everyday meals, along with celebration menus and ideas for casual gatherings with family and friends. Gorgeously designed with dreamy full-colour photography throughout, the recipes also incorporate vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options. You'll find dishes like West Coast Eggs Benny, Vanilla Cherry Scones, Harvest Kale Salad, Squash Risotto with Fried Sage, Granny's Beet Rolls, Cedar-Plank Salmon Burgers, Veggie Stew with Dumplings, Cherry Sweetheart Slab Pie, and Naked Coconut Cake.


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TV host and lifestyle influencer Jillian Harris and registered dietitian Tori Wesszer invite you into their world full of family, food, and casual celebrations. Living a stone's throw from each other, cousins Jillian and Tori grew up in a tight-knit family and were brought up like sisters. Fraiche Food, Full Hearts offers a peek into their lives and the recipes that hav TV host and lifestyle influencer Jillian Harris and registered dietitian Tori Wesszer invite you into their world full of family, food, and casual celebrations. Living a stone's throw from each other, cousins Jillian and Tori grew up in a tight-knit family and were brought up like sisters. Fraiche Food, Full Hearts offers a peek into their lives and the recipes that have fed their families through the years. Instilled with a love of cooking at an early age by their granny, the kitchen is a place of fond memories and everyday home cooked meals. Like most families, their celebrations revolve around food--from birthdays, Valentine's Day, and Mother's Day to Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Eve. Fraiche Food, Full Hearts includes over 100 heart-warming recipes--from breakfasts, soups, salads, veggies, sides, and mains to snacks, appetizers, drinks, and desserts--for everyday meals, along with celebration menus and ideas for casual gatherings with family and friends. Gorgeously designed with dreamy full-colour photography throughout, the recipes also incorporate vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options. You'll find dishes like West Coast Eggs Benny, Vanilla Cherry Scones, Harvest Kale Salad, Squash Risotto with Fried Sage, Granny's Beet Rolls, Cedar-Plank Salmon Burgers, Veggie Stew with Dumplings, Cherry Sweetheart Slab Pie, and Naked Coconut Cake.

30 review for Fraiche Food, Full Hearts: A Collection of Recipes for Every Day and Casual Celebrations: A Cookbook

  1. 4 out of 5

    Trish

    The citrus olive oil cake sounds amazing.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Shipshapeeatworthy

    Fraiche Food, Full Hearts is all about what's dear to Harris and Wesszer -- feeding and nourishing their loved ones. Their culinary roots trace back to their beloved Ukrainian Granny who inspired a love of cooking in them. And, I was pleased to see that they added many Ukrainian-based recipes into the cookbook. As a person born into a big Albertan-Ukrainian family I could related to their food and stories. Surprisingly, I found that some of the recipes differed from the ones my own Baba made -- Fraiche Food, Full Hearts is all about what's dear to Harris and Wesszer -- feeding and nourishing their loved ones. Their culinary roots trace back to their beloved Ukrainian Granny who inspired a love of cooking in them. And, I was pleased to see that they added many Ukrainian-based recipes into the cookbook. As a person born into a big Albertan-Ukrainian family I could related to their food and stories. Surprisingly, I found that some of the recipes differed from the ones my own Baba made -- they make their Kutia by first oven-roasting the wheatberries before boiling them and then serve it with cream once the wheat berries have finished cooking, for example. I found that when I was making their recipe for Granny's Borscht I had to veer from the recipe and sauté the onions before adding the water because it's just the way my family makes their borscht. When I served the soup to my family and had my first spoonful it tasted just as it always does -- like home. Fraiche Food, Full Hearts is all about food, family, and home. The recipes throughout the book work for both easy, weeknight meals or those special family celebrations and holidays. Although it doesn't really say it in the book, most of the recipes are vegetarian/vegan/gluten free and there are no meat dishes (save for a few fish recipes). Harris and Wesszer have done an excellent job creating non-meat versions of classic meaty favourites -- pot pie, Wellington, and Bolognese. When (Canadian) Thanksgiving rolled around I made the Mushroom Wellington (because, despite what people believe, it is not okay to serve people side dishes just because they don't eat meat). I can't speak for other vegetarians, but I often find comfort in recognizable dishes -- take their recipe for Veggie Pot Pie. Just as creamy and hearty as it's poultry counterpart -- I think I even preferred the biscuit topping (tender and flaky) to the more traditional puff pastry crust. There aren't many things my husband and daughter won't eat. Cauliflower is one of these things, but since I enjoy it, I've been scouting out recipes that might change their minds. Taco Tuesday was the perfect opportunity to try out the recipe for Coconut Cauliflower Tacos w/ Pineapple Salsa. While I'm not a huge fan of deep-frying food at home (I don't care for the mess), these tacos looked so good I decided to take a chance. Reminiscent of breaded coconut shrimp, these vegan tacos were a big hit! Served with the salsa and their Spicy Lime-Garlic Aioli (vegan as well) it was a nice change from the more bean-y variety I normally serve. I think my daughter preferred this kind -- she really enjoyed the crunchy coating with the tender middle. My daughter and I also made the Black Bean Coconut Brownies and the Vegan Caramel Sauce last Friday. This recipe is great for younger kids to help with as it is made entirely in the blender and little hands do an excellent job of scattering the coconut and chocolate chunks over the batter. Unlike a traditional brownie recipe this one is a flourless version that relies on the black bean and eggs for its structure. Not overly sweet, with a distinctly fudgy texture these brownies were a nice change. We made sure to serve them with a drizzle of the Vegan Caramel Sauce. I've found this to be a very cookable cookbook -- easy to source ingredients, well-written recipes with detailed steps and photos. The recipes are divided into 9 chapters: Celebration Menus, Breakfasts, Appetizers + Snacks, Salads + Soups, Main Dishes, Veggies + Sides, Desserts, Drinks, and Vegan Substitutes. Throughout my time cooking for this review I've been very fortunate to have a friend who's also been cooking from Fraiche Food, Full Hearts and been willing to share the things she's made with me. I was able to try the recipe for the Garden Bolognese and I found it to be so delicious! It's definitely a recipe I'd love to make for my family, and I'll do as Harris and Wesszer suggest -- batch cook a double portion to freeze. It seems like the perfect hearty meal to have on hand. As they speak much about their large family in the introduction, they point out how cooking for larger groups can be a fraught experience if there are many dietary needs or restrictions to consider. I feel that what Fraiche Food, Full Hearts offers is a way for everyone to enjoy a meal (stress-free) together. This book offers useful menus and some tips for hosting, as well as giving home cooks easy, manageable recipes that are delicious. Please note that this is an excerpt of a review posted to www.shipshapeeatworthy.wordpress.com I would like to take this opportunity to thank Penguin Canada for providing me with a free, review copy of this book. I did not receive monetary compensation for my post, and all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Megan Holodniuk

    I've seen this cookbook on many a basic bitch's shelf and thought.. Nah, surely the recipes can't be that good, what does Jillian Harris know about cooking?! Man, I was wrong. I really liked this cookbook. I loved all the stories about each of the recipes, the photography was lovely, and I LOVED the meal plans at the beginning of the book for holidays!! I really want to try switching up some of my more meat heavy recipes for the ones in the book - the veggie pot pie looks awesome, as does the sh I've seen this cookbook on many a basic bitch's shelf and thought.. Nah, surely the recipes can't be that good, what does Jillian Harris know about cooking?! Man, I was wrong. I really liked this cookbook. I loved all the stories about each of the recipes, the photography was lovely, and I LOVED the meal plans at the beginning of the book for holidays!! I really want to try switching up some of my more meat heavy recipes for the ones in the book - the veggie pot pie looks awesome, as does the shepherd's pie. I think this might be another cookbook I have to buy. Fully accepting my basic bitch-ness.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Diana

    This was in a stack of 8 cookbooks I brought home from the library. I generally don’t enjoy blogger cookbooks as they’re often self-indulgent and focus more on the blogger and less on the food. Luckily this one does get to the food eventually — on page 63 I hit on the first recipe. The recipes are labeled at the top of the page with various dietary indicators such as vegan, vegetarian, dairy-free and gluten-free and all start with a personal note. The recipes are well written and are accompanied This was in a stack of 8 cookbooks I brought home from the library. I generally don’t enjoy blogger cookbooks as they’re often self-indulgent and focus more on the blogger and less on the food. Luckily this one does get to the food eventually — on page 63 I hit on the first recipe. The recipes are labeled at the top of the page with various dietary indicators such as vegan, vegetarian, dairy-free and gluten-free and all start with a personal note. The recipes are well written and are accompanied by photos on matte (yay!) paper. The ones I’ve marked are: Harvest kale slaw with tahini dressing, creamy roasted tomato basil soup, butternut squash carbonara, lime capellini, tofu fried rice, pecan pumpkin pie and. Raspberry almond oat bars. There’s also a recipe for quick hollandaise sauce which I’ll try soon.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Minette

    I am really enjoying making my way through the recipes in this beautiful book. I love a cookbook with gorgeous food pics of all the recipes and this one is just that. I also like all of the stories included with the recipes that feel so heartfelt and personal. They've done a great job of showing how to modify the recipes for various dietary preferences as well. They lost a star only because I noticed a couple of typos and grammatical things and I never understand how this gets past the editing p I am really enjoying making my way through the recipes in this beautiful book. I love a cookbook with gorgeous food pics of all the recipes and this one is just that. I also like all of the stories included with the recipes that feel so heartfelt and personal. They've done a great job of showing how to modify the recipes for various dietary preferences as well. They lost a star only because I noticed a couple of typos and grammatical things and I never understand how this gets past the editing process! But this is a gorgeous book and highly recommend.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Marta Pona

    Cousins Jillian and Tori share many of their family's favourite dishes. Many recipes are vegetarian and can easily be converted to vegan, nut-free or gluten-free, with added notes for substitute ingredients. I already made a few dishes, and they were simply delicious and nutritious! The photos included give the book a family-photo-album feel, rather than a cookbook - very unique. Cousins Jillian and Tori share many of their family's favourite dishes. Many recipes are vegetarian and can easily be converted to vegan, nut-free or gluten-free, with added notes for substitute ingredients. I already made a few dishes, and they were simply delicious and nutritious! The photos included give the book a family-photo-album feel, rather than a cookbook - very unique.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Rachel

    I am so impressed by this cookbook. There are so many recipes that I want to try. I grew up in an area with a lot Ukrainians, so a lot of these recipes have a thread of familiarity. The personality of both Jillian & Tori are a refreshing addition to the cookbook.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Katharine Lewis

    Vegan Queso was delicious! I will be trying more recipes asap.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Jo-anne

    This beautifully presented book has provided me with a long list of plant based meals to delight my palate.

  10. 5 out of 5

    criavolver

    I am embarrassed that I like this book. But the recipes are well put together and provide really good alternatives to vegan/veggie dishes.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Lauren Hunter

    Best crispy tofu recipe!

  12. 4 out of 5

    Judith

    A very nice book with plenty of recipe options for everyone.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Karen

    Beautiful cookbook with amazing photos, stories and the best recipes.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Michelle Wade

    Love this cookbook! - yummy und easy - the vegan choices are wonderful

  15. 4 out of 5

    Samantha

    Recipes sound delicious, there are many gluten-free options, and there is a photo for each recipe!

  16. 5 out of 5

    Lori Bamber

    My favourite cookbook, with tons of vegan options. Beautiful to look at and sensible prep times, even for things like the delectable mushroom Wellington.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Marika Mäkinen

    Just pure delight over food! Beautiful book full of mouth watering - best of all - vegetarian or vegan recipies! My favourite cook book yet!

  18. 4 out of 5

    Marianne

    Beau livre de recettes, et pas uniquement des recettes, l'histoire de la famille qui partage ces repas tous ensemble. Très bien fait Beau livre de recettes, et pas uniquement des recettes, l'histoire de la famille qui partage ces repas tous ensemble. Très bien fait

  19. 4 out of 5

    Suzanne

    I was a lucky giveaway winner....thank you Penguin RandomHouse! A beautiful book full of gorgeous photos and mouth watering recipes. Can’t wait to get cooking!

  20. 5 out of 5

    Trinidy

    Got this as an interlibrary loan to preview before purchasing one, as I normally do with cookbooks and I love it. There are so many recipes that are up my ally and easy to prepare!

  21. 5 out of 5

    Sarah Michelle

    Easy, delicious recipe for every diet!

  22. 4 out of 5

    Julianna Leavell

    I'm a huge Jillian Harris fan, but so far the stuff I've made in here hasn't been wow. I find the recipes to be quite bland, and some of the cooking times are way off. I've made it through about 5 recipes, and I wasn't very impressed with any of them. I will update my review as I work my way through the cookbook. **Banana Bread recipe - bake for an extra 10-15 minutes. The baking time in the book is way off. I'm a huge Jillian Harris fan, but so far the stuff I've made in here hasn't been wow. I find the recipes to be quite bland, and some of the cooking times are way off. I've made it through about 5 recipes, and I wasn't very impressed with any of them. I will update my review as I work my way through the cookbook. **Banana Bread recipe - bake for an extra 10-15 minutes. The baking time in the book is way off.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Nikki

  24. 4 out of 5

    Katharine

  25. 5 out of 5

    Dylan McInnis

  26. 5 out of 5

    Kaeli Cookie

  27. 4 out of 5

    Elliemae Paynter

  28. 4 out of 5

    John Gillespie

  29. 4 out of 5

    Dustin

  30. 4 out of 5

    Stacy Chapman

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