Curry Crushin' - Foodie Favorites

I love food, I love food.....I really love food. If you have been a reader for any amount of time you probably already know this, but I really do love food. The kitchen is the room in our house that I go to create and clear my head. I love pushing myself with "challenging" recipes and out of the box ingredients. So I guess I can say that I am a self proclaimed foodie. So in honor of this ever growing passion of mine, I wanted to start a little series that would highlight some of my favorite recipes every week. These are not recipes I create, but recipes that I will be making during the week, have fallen in love with, or am dying to try. 

I will also be inviting a different "foodie" that I admire to join me every week and share her favorite recipes as well. So it will be a great way to find new recipes and a fun way for you to meet some really awesome ladies that love food as much as I do! 

This week Madison of Wetherills Say I Do is joining in on the fun and sharing some of favorite recipes as of late! Madison is one of my blogging besties for sure. This girl gets me and is such an encouragement in my life. She has a passionate drive for blogging, community and food. She is just as big of a foodie if not more so than I am. She loves to create new recipes, and is good at it. She is a contributing author at several food blogs, and is always coming up with yummy things! Check her out and show her some love! Here are Madison's picks...

1. BUTTER CHICKEN - We have always incorporated chicken into a lot of our meals. It's so simple to make but I am always looking for new ways to make chicken so it's not always the same thing. This butter chicken looks incredible and I can't wait to try it! It's different than a traditional breaded chicken that I've made many times because it's coated with crackers instead!

2. CREAMY PEA & FRESH HERB FETTUCCINE - This recipe brings me back to Italy! What's funny is that apparently alfredo is not an authentic Italian sauce, it was made up and then adopted by Italians. But my favorite restaurant in Florence served fettuccine alfredo with peas, just like this! I can still remember exactly how it tasted. I love this recipe so I can try to make it at home!

3. CHICKEN WITH SUN DRIED TOMATO PESTO SAUCE - I love the idea of simplifying meals by making meals in one pot. It's a novel idea for us, because I usually make a big mess and use a lot of dishes while I'm cooking. The rule in our house is that the cook doesn't clean, so over the last two years I've tried to be more mindful of the mess I make, because I know my husband will be the one cleaning up! So being able to make a delicious and hearty meal in one pot is definitely up my alley!

And now here are my picks...I have been on quite the curry kick lately. My friend Natalie invited to join her family for dinner last week and she made us the coconut lime chicken and rice...I fell in love, in fact I even included this meal in my Friday Letters last week it was that good. 

1. BASIL CHICKEN CURRY - This just looks divine. It is said that we first eat with ours eyes, and made this meal looks divine. The colors are so vibrant and enticing...this would be a perfect recipe to try and use up the last bits of fresh basil you may have in your garden before Autumn rolls in for the season. 

2. SLOW COOKER BUTTER CHICKEN - We had this for dinner on Monday night and it was super yummy. The coconut cilantro rice that I am sharing over at MyCookingSpot was the perfect companion for this filling meal. The chicken was fall apart tender and so warm and cozy. Delicious!!

3. GRILLED LIME COCONUT CHICKEN - This was the recipe that Natalie made for us, that I will continue to dream about until I make it again. The chicken is marinated then grilled, served with coconut rice, ahhh so so good! Natalie even went a step further and made extra marinade and reduced it down to create a thick and flavorful sauce to drizzle over the rice and chicken. Add a squeeze of lime juice, and you have the most amazing meal I have ever had outside of a restaurant (I am seriously not even exaggerating y' was that good). 

So there you have it! Some of our foodie favorites for you to try this week! Join me back here next week for some more yummy recipes and favorites from Natasha of Gather Around Our Table