Episodes
Simon and I both take Christmas preparation Very Seriously.  Unsurprisingly, we also tend to take the lead in our respective households as far as meal planning goes and as far as choosing what to serve on the day - but also in that weird limbo of days that exist around Christmas when no one knows what day it is and the fridge is bursting with leftovers. Drawing on their extensive experience, hear how to best prepare for YOUR Christmas, and listen out for Yumi's amazing hack for how to keep...
Published 12/08/22
In this episode Yumi makes a shameful confession about her teenage fling with a pie-making machine. Thankfully Simon redeems the situation by sharing his ideas for how to turn a piece of puff pastry, a block of fetta and a couple of tomatoes into a remarkable and not at all tarty... tart. Want more food tips? Check out the 5 Minute Food Fix Instagram. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 12/06/22
Published 12/06/22
Simon and I share a love of food and I find it particularly enjoyable when he gets genuinely excited about a recipe, which, to be honest, is most of the time! (Except, I think, that time I talked about hot dogs.) Anyway, today I think he sensed that I was out of juice. My mojo was in a slump. And I was skeptical about this whole "Pyrmont Peppers" thing - - until he talked me around. You can hear me change my mind in real time! Anyway, all beside the point. The point is: this way to eat...
Published 12/04/22
Thank goodness it's summer! The weather is glorious and SO IS THE FOOD. Today Yumi and Simon talk you through how to make the most of the produce that's cheap and plentiful this time of year. Including - how to make a lime syrup to go on your mango LIKE YOU ARE A FREAKIN LEGEND. It's simple, it's so, SO yummy, and if you try it this week, you may well be doing it all the way to next year. Want more food tips? Check out the 5 Minute Food Fix Instagram. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...
Published 12/01/22
If you're looking for dinner inspiration TONIGHT - this could be it. Grab yourself a tradie's handbag, quarter/half a wombok (Chinese cabbage) and a packet of Chang's Crispy Noodles. And you know what? You're nailing life. You might also need: carrot, sesame oil, roasted peanuts, lime. [PS. Finding an excuse to say "tradie's handbag" (- which is slang for "supermarket bbq chicken") is kinda becoming the newest 5MinFoodFix easter egg.] Want more food tips? Check out the 5 Minute Food Fix...
Published 11/29/22
DISCLAIMER: For some reason I got the worst case of the trying-not-to-laugh giggles during the recording of this episode. Sorry not sorry! I actually had tears rolling down my face! And a lot of our episodes are like that but this was one so full on that I actually cracked a sweat from trying so hard not to laugh. Anyway, it's an episode about foods that get you out of a bind. There's nothing wrong with reaching for the long-lasting, fridge-friendly hot dog. Lol.  Want more food tips? Check...
Published 11/27/22
If the cook is a magician, then garlic butter is one of their most-used magic spells. Simon stuffs garlic butter under the skin of a whole chicken prior to roasting it. YUM. And there are other ways to add things to a "compound butter" to really amp up the gift of butter, and IF YOU HAVE SOME SWEETCORN AT HOME? Listen to this! Want more food tips? Check out the 5 Minute Food Fix Instagram. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 11/24/22
There are some commandments to follow for a successful beach trip: 1. Get out early, particularly if you have kids. 2. 100% take food with you! it's healthier, cheaper and uses fewer disposables.  Then there's something I do with a (comedy) baguette that I think is particularly clever. Clever and SATISFYING. Listen to this episode for everything you might not have thought of to nail the beach picnic. Want more food tips? Check out the 5 Minute Food Fix Instagram. Learn more about your ad...
Published 11/22/22
I once paid $35 for a Mac n Cheese in a fancy restaurant and it was actually really good. But Simon's right - simplicity is essential for a good Mac n Cheese. Bloody hell, a mac recipe is controversial though! (even more than that time when I said Milo isn't that nice!) Lol. So let's go through the best way to get Mac n Cheese. Want more food tips? Check out the 5 Minute Food Fix Instagram. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 11/20/22
The human labor that goes into a dumpling can put a person off!  So - is there a way to make a dumpling that doesn't have you tearing your hair out? Yumi can be relied upon to avoid unnecessary fussing in ALL aspects of food prep... and with that in mind she has TWO really great dumpling recipes to share. A prawn one, and an extremely yummy sweet potato one. SAUCE RECIPE: Vinegar, soy sauce, chilli, sesame oil = in 2:2:1:1 ratio, keep tasting the mix (but go easy on the sesame oil). Want more...
Published 11/17/22
Having people over is unreal.  We love it. Listen to this episode for some basic tips on how to best entertain friends - painlessly: 1. In the days beforehand, write yourself a little list of what you're making. It sounds uptight but it stops you from keeping yourself awake all night making lists in your head. 2. When your guests arrive, give them something immediately, even if it's a simple bowl of crisps and a beer! 3. Don't apologise. 4. Aim to cook within your skillset. 5. Prepare the day...
Published 11/15/22
Goddamn I love a Ploughman's Lunch! They're basically like a deconstructed ham, cheese and pickle bread roll - or not! Mine is more "Australian" what with my excessive love for avocado, the addition of tomato and that very Aussie ingredient (jokes), burrata. Find out the origins of the PL and how the Aussie one differs from the English one on today's 5 Minute Food Fix. Want more food tips? Check out the 5 Minute Food Fix Instagram. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 11/13/22
The humble zucchini has managed to avoid inflating prices, and for that, we thank you! Take a bow, Zucchini Bikini! But affordable as they are, it's easy to buy and then forget the zucchini. Yumi offers a way to use up 1.5kg of zucchini in a delicious and easy frittata. Want more food tips? Check out the 5 Minute Food Fix Instagram. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 11/10/22
Simon and I have in common that we will always have a crack at a new food experience, including making ice-cream from scratch. But making ice-cream is actually b******t. If you've ever used an ice-cream maker, you'll know: it sucks. It actually sucks. It's the opposite of fun. It's like scraping your nipples down a frozen blackboard. EXCEPT - Simon's Milo Ice-Cream recipe! It's easy! It's yummy! It works! Want more food tips? Check out the 5 Minute Food Fix Instagram. Learn more about your ad...
Published 11/08/22
Gee we laugh making this podcast. Because it's a constant discovery! Of hilarious stuff! Like what happened when Simon entered a country fair cooking competition? You'll have to listen to find out - but ALSO, strap yourself in for a marmalade recipe you don't have to be English, anally retentive, nor extremely bored - to make! Want more food tips? Check out the 5 Minute Food Fix Instagram. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 11/06/22
Is Potato Salad the UNCOOLEST salad at the salad bar? Yeah we're looking at you, Potato Salad, you rank, white, cacky mess! Simon really loses it over this version of spuddy mcGoodness, which he describes as "transcendental" which is enough reason to tune in, don't you think? Yoggurt count: 3 Want more food tips? Check out the 5 Minute Food Fix Instagram. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 11/03/22
Dulche de Leche kicked off from Argentina and has spread around the world. It can easily be made using *nothing* but a tin of condensed milk. I made 6 cans of the stuff for emergency gifts and brought one of them into the 5 Minute Food Fix podcasting studio to put together a Cheat's Banoffee Pie - to blow Simon's mind. Did it work? You'll have to listen! SALIVATION WARNING. Want more food tips? Check out the 5 Minute Food Fix Instagram. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...
Published 11/01/22
If it was the end of the world (and let's face it, since 2020 it has felt like that at times), what would you cook? Okay, but what about if it was the end of the world, you couldn't leave the house to get fresh food, and you had to cook using ONLY what existed in your pantry...? THEN, what would you make? We talk you through what a basic pantry set-up should include, and what Simon would cook for an occasion as special as Armageddon. Want more food tips? Check out the 5 Minute Food Fix...
Published 10/30/22
Some foods are so precious and fine that overcooking is a real risk - for instance, snow peas, sugar snap peas and even cauliflower. To cook - but just the very MINIMUM - sometimes you can just use boiling water from the kettle. Sounds good? Wait til you hear what you can do with a bag of baby spinach and a bottle of 'Kewpie Sesame Dressing'. Want more food tips? Check out the 5 Minute Food Fix Instagram. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 10/27/22
Have you noticed that Yumi sometimes speaks from the point of view of the food? I'm not saying she does that in this episode (where you can learn how to make focaccia bread) but you may get an insight into what focaccia is thinking... 😂 To make this recipe you're gonna need no knead, but these ingredients: 7g Yeast 2 tsp honey 2 1/2 cups lukewarm water 625g plain flour (you can use a mix of flours) Mix until combined then leave it in an oiled bowl overnight. Warm climate? Leave it in the...
Published 10/25/22
Workhorse, common carrots don't have to be the rejected, dejected vegetable at the bottom of the fridge drawer. Simon reckons they're "magnificent". The French classic starter 'Carrot Rapé' is today's celebrated salad and it'll get you closer to Paris than belting a mime over the head with a baguette! Want more food tips? Check out the 5 Minute Food Fix Instagram. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 10/23/22
Have you ever had that yummy, dark-purple, sweet bean in an Asian dessert? Those are Adzuki beans! Cooking them can seem intimidating because sweet beans aren't really something that most of us have grown up with. HOWEVER, with wonderful, locally grown adzuki beans now commonly available, it's actually kinda easy! And these fill your house with an amazing perfume while they cook. Particularly good for people with allergies to wheat and dairy, this is an authentic Japanese sweet that when...
Published 10/20/22
Hand down, no arguments, pesto RULES. It's such a joyous and sexy concentration of flavours that, really, they should be teaching kids in school how to make it. Basil farms should be compulsory. The next President should be a Pine Nut. Today, Simon explains how to make a really dead-set delicious pesto and Yumi tallies up how many times Simon says the word "Yoggurt". Yoggurt count: 1 Want more food tips? Check out the 5 Minute Food Fix Instagram. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...
Published 10/18/22
Fennel is a GLORIOUS vegetable in that it lasts for ages in the bottom of your fridge so you can really leave it there to rot for ages, MONTHS, if you want. But if you want to actually COOK and EAT it, we have some great suggestions. Roasting - yes, but you can also make a delicious Fennel and Orange Salad that not only is delicious and pretty simple, it also has a good afterlife as leftovers for packed lunches. Want more food tips? Check out the 5 Minute Food Fix Instagram. Learn more about...
Published 10/16/22