Ever find yourself just in the door from work and the last thing you want to do is cook a meal? Well we caught up with Sharon Hearne Smith to find out about her new book The No Cook Cookbook which will help teach you how to whip up a meal without cooking in minutes. Be it for breakfast, lunch or dinner, this book will show you how to cook in a totally new way – no oven, hob or microwave required.
Discover 100 easy, innovative, inspiring recipes that don’t involve conventional cooking – instead you’ll find a wealth of clever shortcuts and simple alternative techniques for transforming fresh ingredients into vibrant and nutritious meals. You’ll be surprised and delighted at the variety of gorgeous food you can magic up without your oven, including soups, noodles and pies, cheats’ pizzas and pasta dishes, simple sushi and ceviche, no-cook interpretations of familiar kitchen classics, and foolproof no-bake desserts.
To tickle your taste buds Sharon has shared some of her favourite recipes from her book.
Chicken Koftas with peanut dipping sauce (see video above click here for full recipe)
Beef, Blueberry & Feta Salad click here for full recipe
Watermelon Pizza click here for full recipe
Many of these recipes are naturally much healthier than their oven-cooked counterparts, since there’s no frying in oil or basting in butter, but instead plenty of fresh ingredients, simply prepared and assembled, and in some cases kept raw, thereby retaining their natural nutrients and antioxidants. Not forgetting that a no-cook approach will help keep your kitchen cooler this summer and your energy bills that little bit smaller.
So whether you’re a curious cook in search of new ideas, a kitchen novice with a fear of the oven, or a busy parent seeking weeknight-ready meals, these smart, delicious, no-cook recipes are the answer you’ve been waiting for.