Bauman College Holistic Chef Instructor Porsche Combash believes the only reason you don’t eat kale is because you’ve never had it like this

Kale for Picky Eaters by Holistic Chef Online Culinary Program Instructor, Porsche Combash, B.A.

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Kale, a member of the cabbage family, is a nutrient dense vegetable that can be found in several varieties such as lacinato, curly leaf, or Russian red.

Not a fan of kale? Holistic Chef Online Culinary Program Instructor Porsche Combash is convinced it’s because you’ve never had it like this!

Check out Chef Porsche’s Kale for Picky Eaters recipe below. Learn more about Chef Porsche by visiting our Faculty Page

Kale for Picky Eaters

Serves 4


  • 2 large bunches kale, lacinato, curly leaf, or Russian red
  • 2 Tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 c water
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbs lemon juice
  • 1 Tbs maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp Celtic sea salt, more to taste


1. Wash and slice kale into fine chiffonade, 1/8″ ribbons.

2. Heat a saute pan on medium with olive oil, water, and garlic. Add kale.

3. Cover with lid, and cook until kale is wilted. Stir.

4. Remove lid and allow kale to simmer until liquid has evaporated.

5. Add lemon juice, maple syrup, and salt to taste.

6. Saute until cooked down and flavors have incorporated.

7. Taste and adjust.

8. Serve to “kale-resistant” people and see how they like it!

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