Gluten–Free Eats with the Doctor & the Chef

Questions? Contact, 503.552.1517

One Evening per Month, 6 – 8 p.m.
Instructors:  Lisa Shaver, ND, LAc and Chef Kimi Reid

Dr. Lisa Shaver and Chef Kimi Reid will take you on a naturally gluten–free cooking journey at Charlee’s Kitchen. Absorb their culinary expertise and medical knowledge in our gorgeous new teaching kitchen, as you jump in and experience the scrumptious recipes first–hand.

Upcoming Classes

February 5, 2014: Let's Fall in Love with Gluten-Free Desserts
6 – 8 p.m.

Stop depriving yourself! Gluten-free desserts can be luscious and healthful without weighting you down. It will be love at first bite with a dairy-free cheesecake, decadent chocolate cake and a stunning British trifle fit for a queen.  Learn to make dairy-free whipped cream. Let’s talk natural sweeteners, too.

Cheesecake (yes, dairy-free!)
Flourless Chocolate Cake
Coconut Whipped Cream Fruit Trifle
Heart-shaped Chicken Tenders – to balance the sweets


March 5, 2014: Brunch for a Bunch
6 – 8 p.m.

Whether it’s Sunday morning with the family or you’re heading out to a potluck, please the palate with these creative breakfast options. Make your own sausage? Yes, chef! Delectable potato-free hash and better-than-scrambled-eggs frittata. Grain-free granola? Just wait!  

Homemade Chicken Apple Breakfast Sausage
Celery Root & Yam Hash
Fresh Herb Frittata
Grain-Free Paleo Granola


The Doctor & the Chef

Chef Kimi Reid blends years of culinary training and experience with a passion for nutritional awareness.  Before arriving in Portland, Chef Kimi spent many years cooking everywhere from fly–fishing lodges in Chile, private yachts in Italy, cafes in Australia, and Michelin five–star restaurants worldwide. Here in Portland, she offers nutritionally–customized personal chef services, menu consulting, as well as providing “naturally gluten-free” weekly recipe plans at  She is gluten–free herself and loves working closely with naturopathic physicians to ensure that her clients are eating well, and/or learning to cook for themselves. Chef Kimi is very excited to be sharing the fun secrets of a gluten–free way of life here at Charlee’s Kitchen!  
Dr. Lisa Shaver is a primary care physician at Everyday Wellness Clinic in downtown Portland whose practice focuses on chronic lifestyle diseases such as digestive disorders, IBS, celiac disease, non–celiac gluten sensitivity, SIBO (small intestinal bacterial disorder), intestinal yeast overgrowth, parasites, etc. Dr Shaver is trained in functional gastroenterology, endocrinology, neurotransmitter balancing, blood chemistry and neurology. She has been gluten–zero for six years. Dr Shaver volunteers as the branch manager for the Gluten Intolerance Group of Portland, a gluten–free support group which meets monthly. Dr Shaver loves to cook, and uses an emphasis on food and nutrition as her primary method of treating patients. She is also a licensed acupuncturist and incorporates Eastern medicine philosophies into treatment plans which are individualized for each patient.

Although gluten-free is often perceived as a trend, it is a personal and professional mission for both Dr. Lisa Shaver and Chef Kimi Reid, and they are leading experts in the field.