cooking with a tie!

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i didn’t realize before marrying josh how much it’d someday mean to me to recognize that this man is exceptional in the kitchen and that he truly loves to feed me. and i am so so very thankful. i swear, if it weren’t for him, i’d still be eating like i did back in college with lots of cold cereal and instant ramen noodles.

one of my favorite things he makes me (and the kids) regularly is some steak and kale. i’m always talking about how well he makes his kale on the stove, so i asked him to share it on the blog today. this meal feels special and fancy but seriously only takes 10 minutes to make and cost $10, too!

he talks about the kind of cut of meat we buy in the video and how we prefer the vacuum seal when we order them so we can order several at a time and keep them in the freezer where they store really well until we use them, which is usually for sunday dinner, a special occasion or when we forget to get something else! we also buy ginormous bunches of kale weekly to use for everything from our green smoothies and homemade popsicles for the kids, to sautéing it up for lunch or dinner like this.

thanks for the meal, josh!

  1. Britt

    oh my goodness- can this become a thing?? i love it!
    it all looks delicious- way to go, josh!

    xo, brittany
    weekend links + steals on my blog today!

  2. Kristen

    Unless it’s in a smoothie, I just cannot get on the kale train. Ha! However, I’m willing to try this! Thanks for the tips!

  3. Cooking with a tie sounds like SUCH a fun cooking show! Haha love this a lot :) Thanks for sharing!


  4. Ash

    OK, seriously love seeing you two in this dynamic – so fun and so real life! Steak and kale look delish, too!

  5. Leanne

    This is a staple in our home too! Hope this becomes a more regular series:)

  6. Krista

    Can we have more Cooking With a Tie?! This needs to become a thing, lol. You guys are so cute together. I love how much he loves you and vice versa.

  7. Tory

    such a fun video! where do you buy your meat that they will vacuum pack it for you?? seems so helpful but haven’t seen in nyc. would love to hear! thank you :)

    • TAZA

      hi tory! we order ours from Fresh Direct and they vacuum pack them for an extra 50 cents. so worth it at our house!

  8. Lori

    I love this! Please make more videos like this. Simple healthy ingredients and so easy to prep/cook.

    Btw – I’m a stickler for having everything well well done too ;)

  9. JB

    Hi! What is the brand and/or material of the big pan that he uses for the kale? Looks awesome! But I have a tiny kitchen…. do you think it is worth it get? Seems kind of large…

    Thank you!

    • TAZA

      i have no idea, i will have to have Josh answer this question when he gets home! haha. we have a small kitchen too so we definitely think hard and research whatever it is we are bringing in and making room for. josh got this pan and he loves it! i’ll have him share more about it when he gets here.

  10. Katie K.

    This is such a fun post! More cooking with “the tie” pleeeeassseeee :) Love how Conrad came in at the end too. So cute.

  11. Bethany

    I love this! It’s great to hear more from Josh. I got done with this video and looked over at my husband (who doesn’t cook) and he had gone and put on tie and an apron. haha!

    • josh

      I love this!

  12. Cait

    I love the video! And I want to know about the pan used for the kale as well. It looks awesome.

    • josh

      It is! I bought it on Thanksgiving a couple years ago as a roasting pan (after making 8-10 turkeys, I still didn’t own one) and decided to go all out and “invest” in this Mauviel copper pan. I wanted something copper because it changes temperature quickly and heats evenly, I wanted something medium sized for versatility, and I LOVED the handles because it is table ready and makes me feel like it is an heirloom. This particular kind I don’t think they make anymore. It’s made of 90% copper (with the 10% stainless steal interior) instead of the aluminum core in the 20/70/10 current tri-ply ones they sell now. It weighs 100 pounds! In terms of the cost, I told myself I would take really good care of it, use it for tons of different things, and will it to one of my children when I die. Then it will become a real heirloom! :-)

  13. Isella

    I’m not a fan of kale but this looks yummy. Also I think cooking with kids is great and all but giving your toddler a sharp knife was not the smartest idea.

  14. Tine

    What a great video. I love the way your two are together – and the food looks so good! I really like these kinds of blogposts/vlogs that open a window into a part of your personel life. I appreciate this blog so much – you guys are great! All the best from a fan from Denmark

  15. A little pink is good. I used to be like you Naomi and then one day I pushed myself passed the idea that pink meant raw and the touch of pink made it so more flavorful and less dry and I have never gone back.

  16. Ana_Spain

    Looks delicious but try to fry the meat with olive oil also.

    • josh

      No way!

  17. Amber

    Oh please please make this a regular occurrence! LOVED this video!

  18. Loved this video too!! :D You guys are so natural and funny, it’s a pleasure to watch! Plus, I’m always curious what other people eat… (does that make me a weirdo?!) Happy spring! :)

  19. Marissa

    LOVE to hear that you guys are composters!! This is definitely something more people need to hear about doing :):) love the video btw!

  20. Jasmine

    I’m totally inspired! Thanks so much for sharing. I bought rib-eye and kale today at the market and have already put in a request to my husband to make me this meal! It looks so yummy and seems quick!