Midwestern Cooking
Midwestern Cooking

Midwestern Cooking

Just a middle aged guy trying to learn how to cook better during the middle of the pandemic. Located somewhere in the midwest (but trying to stay away from casseroles).

Shake Shack in Indiana

11 May 2021 1 minute read 0 comments stevenvanelk

I first visited Shake Shack several years ago when my wife and I went to New York. It'd be fair to say that I instantly became obsessed. Okay, maybe not obsessed, but I did like the food a lot. After that first experience, I decided any time we went...

Mother's Day Omelette for My Wife

9 May 2021 2 minute read 0 comments stevenvanelk

Woke up early today to make breakfast for my wife because it's Mother's Day. My wife loves omelettes, so I ran to the store to pick up a few supplies we were lacking. Mainly, I needed to get bacon and avocado, but while I was at the store I might hav...

Crispy Cheddar Chicken with Loaded Mashed Potatoes and Asparagus

7 May 2021 1 minute read 4 comments stevenvanelk

I made this the other night for my wife. It was supposed to be panko on the chicken, but since my wife can't eat gluten I had to substitute for gluten free bread crumbs instead. So the batter on the chicken was just a tablespoon of melted butter mixe...

Mediterranean Steak with Rice Pilaf, Roasted Veggies and Tzatziki Sauce

6 May 2021 1 minute read 0 comments stevenvanelk

The other night I made some Mediterannean seasoned steak with a rice pilaf and veggies. I made a Tzatziki sauce to go with it too. This was a pretty easy meal to make. I just cut the zucchini and carrots into 1/2 inch pieces and roasted at 450 degree...

Korean Beef Tacos

23 Mar 2021 1 minute read 0 comments stevenvanelk

I made some Korean Beef tacos the other night. First I cut some radishes and a cucumber into slices and then mixed them with cilantro, vinegar, and sugar in a bowl. Then I fried some purple cabbage and green onions until the cabbage was a little wilt...

Southwest Chicken with Kiwi Salsa in Rice

20 Mar 2021 1 minute read 0 comments stevenvanelk

I made this the other night. I had never considered kiwi as an option for a salsa before, but this tasted great. First I sliced some scallions and put threw them in a pot with a little butter. Then I added rice and stirred it until the butter was coa...

Chicken Sausage, Chickpea and Spinach Soup

19 Mar 2021 1 minute read 0 comments stevenvanelk

I'm not a big soup fan but I wasn't feeling well the other night so I thought I'd try to make a chicken soup. The soup was a chicken sausage, chickpea and spinach soup. It only took about 20 minutes to make and it tasted great. First you dice an onio...

Chicken Tacos with Pineapple Salsa

18 Mar 2021 1 minute read 1 comment stevenvanelk

These were super easy to make. Just marinate the chicken in a little pineapple juice with southwest seasoning while you slice an onion. Then mince part of the onion and mix with pineapple, lime juice and cilantro in a bowl. Throw the rest of the slic...

Salmon in a Buttery Sauce with Potatoes and Zooks

18 Mar 2021 1 minute read 0 comments stevenvanelk

Salmon covered in a buttery sauce with potatoes and zucchinis. Made this a few nights ago. Was surprised the recipe for the sauce just called for a tablespoon of butter, a dollop of sour cream, vegetable stock, a squirt of lemon juice, add a 1/4 cup...