Weekends have mornings too, you know, and they're brought to you by Alison Curtis. She'll keep things as lively as your little ones are, with lots of fun, energy, family-friendly chat, big prize giveaways, and news on the best days out around Ireland each Saturday and Sunday, all to keep the whole clan entertained - for the next while at least!
Joe Wicks And The Fartgate Controversy: An Explainer!
It's been a tough week for fitness guru and bouncy haired hero Joe Wicks.
The Body Coach managed to pull his hamstring live online while doing his famed PE class (see below) all while dressed as Buzz Lightyear OUCH!!!
Not only that, but what he has really hit the headlines for is his gas carry on a couple of days before the hammy jammy.
Joe let rip with a gorilla sized arse trumpet seconds before his fitness class aired.
He essentially farted wildly in front of over 800,000 people but completely owned it!
It has now become the BIGGEST ever engaged story he has ever made himself.
Weekend Breakfast with Alison Curtis think he is an absolute hero for owning this so we did a little explainer and celebration of Joe Wicks and Fartgate!
"TO INFINITY AND B*LL**CKS!!!"
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Priyanka Chopra-Jonas Talks About New Movie White Tiger
The White Tiger is the epic journey of an ambitious Indian driver who uses his wit and cunning to escape from poverty and rise to the top.
Based on the Booker Prize winning book of the same name by Aravind Adiga, the role of Pinky and the movie's complex narrative and subject matter are what drew Priyanka to the role.
Weekend Breakfast spoke to Priyanka Chopra- Jonas who plays ‘Pinky Madam’ and Director Ramin Bahrani.
It arrives on Netflix on 22 January
. @PriyankaChopra ❤️ @AlisonTodayFM chats to Priyanka about her new @Netflix film #TheWhiteTiger - out now! pic.twitter.com/QPdRTeiFAR
— Today FM (@TodayFM) January 17, 2021
Chef Lilly Higgins Shares Top Tips On Making Food Fun For Kids
Lilly Higgins is THE perfect person to join us for Food Month on Weekend Breakfast.
The Cork chef has THREE little people 10 and under and shares her wisdom with what has worked for them.
Lilly shares her top tips on making food fun and fussy eaters from getting more veg in their diet (her suggestion is absolute genius!) to recipe suggestions that are SUREFIRE DINNER WINNERS!!
Here is the full recipe for the Deep Dish Veg Pizza Lilly mentions:
Roast Vegetable Deep Dish Pizza
This is one of those pizzas where shop bought pizza dough is better than homemade. Roast the veg the day before while you’re cooking something else and then just assemble this the day you need it. Practical, delicious and everyone loves it.
½ butternut squash or 1 sweet potato, cubed
2 red onions, cut into quarters with base intact
1 roll ready made pizza dough
1 tin chopped tomatoes
1 onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, crushed
½ tsp sugar
Salt & black pepper
A handful of baby spinach leaves
1 tsp oregano or basil
100g cheddar grated
1 ball mozzarella, torn
Preheat the oven to 200C. Place the vegetables on a tray and drizzle with a little olive oil.
Roast till just tender and begin to caramelize at the edges. Set aside & increase oven temp to 220C.
Saute the onion in a pan with a little olive oil. Once soft add the garlic and stir for a minute before adding the chopped tomato and sugar. Simmer for five minutes then season with salt and pepper. Add the herbs and blitz using a stick blender or nutribullet till smooth. Set aside.
Brush a 12’ springform tin with olive oil. Unroll the pizza and gently lay it into the dish, pressing it up against the sides as you do. Scatter the base of the dough with grated cheese, top with a little tomato sauce, the roasted veg and spinach and then more sauce. FInish with a layer of cheese. Bake for 20-25 minutes until the crust is golden and the cheese bubbling on top.
Leave to sit for a minute before unclipping the sides and serving. I like to cut this pie with a metal dough scraper but a pizza wheel or knife will do too.
Tex Mex Tuna Melt
For my family this is a real store cupboard, Friday night dinner. Easy to make and the kids can help to assemble it. I add jalapenos and lime juice to my own and leave theirs plain. Although they are going through a Sriracha sauce on everything phase! Everything is smothered in cheese so it’s hard to pick out the vegetables in this. They usually just eat it all and love it.
6 large potatoes, scrubbed and cut into wedges
2 tbsp tomato relish or chutney
2 tbsp mayonnaise
¼ tsp ground cumin
½ tsp sweet smoked paprika
4 tbsp roughly chopped coriander
1 small red onion, finely diced
1 stick celery, finely diced
2 x 120g tins tuna, drained
120g grated cheddar cheese
8 cherry tomatoes, halved (optional)
1 tbsp jalapenos, diced
1 lime, cut into wedges
Preheat the oven to 220C. Dry the potato wedges with a tea towel and place them on a tray. Drizzle with oil and roast for 20-25 mins till golden.
Mix the mayonnaise, relish, cumin, paprika, celery, 2 tbsp coriander and half of the red onion together in a bowl. Fold the tuna flakes through. Once the potato wedges are cooked pile the tuna mix into the centre covering most of the wedges. Top with grated cheese and cherry tomatoes then return to the oven for ten minutes. Once the cheese is melted and the tuna is hot top with the reserved red onion and diced jalapenos. Scatter with the remaining coriander and serve with wedges of lime.
Chicken Katsu Curry
My kids adore this katsu curry, a sweet tangy curry sauce that’s addictive with the crispy fried chicken. Sweet thanks to apple and carrot, tangy thanks to ginger and garlic. A really handy sauce
"Hello David!" We Talk To The Father & Son Behind This Irish Viral Video
Over 1.3 million views at time of publishing!
Over 3,000 comment replies!
It's the video that has made our year ALREADY!! In a weary world it has brought a much needed smile to well over a million people and counting!
Alison not only have I got the bodyguards. Sorry, I'm going to have to hurry now because I have the helicopter outside waiting to pick me up! - Dad Vincent on his new found fame
Paul and Vincent tell us the very funny back story to the viral sensation.
Never mind Jack Whitehall and his old man - THESE TWO need a TV series!
Dad had to record a 20 sec video over Christmas for my brothers 40th as he lives in Oz, it took over 7 minutes because he couldn’t get past the word “Hello” without cracking up, if you need cheering up or just want a good laugh, watch it.🤣 pic.twitter.com/TxfeFnunIg
— Paul McDonnell (@paulmcdonnell88) January 7, 2021
This is just brilliant 😂😂😂 in tears laughing! They were great on your show there too. Much needed laughter 😂😂🤗
— Aisling Greene (@GreeneGill) January 9, 2021
Hazel Chu Believes "A Lot More Unites Us Than Divides Us"
The Lord Mayor Of Dublin joined Weekend Breakfast for a chat.
She is the first Irish-born person of Chinese descent elected to political office in Ireland.
When asked about her appointment she said:
Alison, This role is a massive honour. I think of Kamala Harris who said her Mother would often say to her you can be the first, but you cannot be the last.
Hazel was elected Lord Mayor in June 2020 and as she says herself it may have been a historic appointment but taking Office in the midst of a pandemic created it's own unique challenges.
She has been vocal about her Inclusion & Diversity challenging Discrimination, Sustainability and the Environment and spearheading a Homelessness Taskforce.
🚨 As snow sticks if you see anyone around Dublin that is in need of a bed this evening please fill in the form in this link here 👉https://t.co/L81D0vu4km
🚨 And if you know anyone in need of any other homeless services please see numbers here 👇 pic.twitter.com/Do61FXpYhd
— Hazel Chu (@hazechu) January 7, 2021
9 year old Weekend Breakfast listener Hannah had the first question for Hazel asking what a Lord Mayor does:
The Daly Dish Tell Us The Super Benefits Of A Food Diary
Gina and Karol Daly are better known as 'The Daly Dish'
Or as Gina says on her Instagram profile, "Yer wan with the air fryer!" 😂
These Instagram foodie superstars have been sharing their journey with food for only a few years yet have built up a following of over 200k people.
It's easy to see why - they're honest, engaging, funny, and super talented. They turn naughty foods into healthy alternatives while keeping all the taste.
They are food magicians.
They joined us as part of Food Month on Weekend Breakfast.
Alison spoke to the two of them and apart from rumbling stomachs we had a ball!
Their videos have been a sensation - check out this recipe for 'Philly Cheese Steak' with 50k views!
WARNING: This will make you drool!!
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