Whether your gas cylinder is empty, or you’re cooking with children. Whether you’re out camping, or you’d just like to give your kitchen a bit of a break. There are tonnes of different reasons why you may choose to cook without fire. The good thing is that it’s very simple to do! In fact, many components of our daily meals are cooked without fire or heat! Salads, sandwiches, chaat, juices, milkshakes, and many desserts don’t need any heat to prepare. You can make these items to avoid the heat during summer months, to conserve on gas and electricity bills, to have an activity that can involve the children, and to find different ways to challenge yourself to become a better cook. Cooking without fire is simple, straightforward, does not require a lot of preparation, and is not a very messy affair. Recipes can be prepared in a matter of minutes. Using ingredients that can easily be eaten raw such as salads, carrots, cucumbers, celery, herbs, and spices, you are also providing your body with an extra boost of nutrients that may be lost while cooking many of these things. Did you know baby spinach can be eaten raw? It is richer in folate, vitamin C, potassium, riboflavin, and niacin when consumed raw, and it’s a lot more filling! The same goes for many vegetables that can be eaten raw. The Japanese cuisine has also shown us methods of eating fish like salmon and tuna raw in the form of sashimi, although this requires a great amount of care to prepare. Ceviche is a Spanish method of curing fish for a few hours in lemon juice, to let it cook in the acid let out by the lemons. There are many of methods around the world that require no cooking with fire!