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Melissa Reed

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Melissa Bess Reed has been living gluten-free after diagnosed with celiac disease in 1998, and Hashimoto Thyroiditis in 2012. Both autoimmune disorders require a gluten-free diet. Melissa is a Chef in California where the farm to table is popular cuisine. She has professional membership in ACF Chefs. She is a Certified Medical Assistant via an Associate of Science Degree. She graduated top of her class Alpha Beta Kappa, enjoys volunteering and is an advocate for awareness. Melissa has a Harvard Medical School CME Certification for Celiac Disease Gluten-Free Diet Education and a current TAMU Certification for Celiac Disease. Holds a Great Kitchens NFCA Gluten-Free FOH Training Certificate. Gluten-free cookbook author, food blogger and recipe developer. Owns a Gluten-free business.
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  1. Celiac.com 09/08/2017 - When you or a loved one has celiac disease there is often a plethora of dishes made with rice. Tired of plain old rice in most of your meals? Try cauliflower rice instead...
  2. Celiac.com 09/04/2014 - Enjoy the combination of Havarti Cheese, Crisp Apple and Almonds in this fresh salad! To make fresh Havarti and Apple salad for four you need: 8 oz. Havarti Cheese 5 Cups...
  3. Celiac.com 08/26/2014 - Entertaining for a celebration? Try this quick gluten-free dip to go with veggies, gluten-free bread or gluten-free crackers! To make the quick gluten-free veggie dip you...
  4. Celiac.com 08/19/2014 - It is common for many people with celiac disease to have vitamin deficiencies. Eating a wide variety of foods such as meat, fish, eggs and vegetables can assist in with fixing...
  5. Celiac.com 08/14/2014 - I have missed ice cream cakes since I was diagnosed with celiac disease. Below is a make-ahead ice cream cake for a gluten-free birthday celebration, so that no one has to...
  6. Celiac.com 08/10/2014 - Gluten comes from the Latin word for glue. It is a protein in wheat and other grains. It will elicit an autoimmune response in celiacs. Other grains like barley, rye and spelt...
  7. Celiac.com 08/05/2014 - Summer Grill Favorite the Kebab: Gluten Free Smoked Keilbasa Sausage with Red Onion and Bell Peppers. Celiacs Rejoice! To make Sausage Kebabs you need: 1 Package...
  8. Celiac.com 07/29/2014 - Try this delicious marinade with Cilantro and Lime at home with Mahi Mahi, Salmon or your favorite meat! This marinade even taste good on roasted fresh veggies. To make the...
  9. Celiac.com 07/24/2014 - People that have celiac disease know one of the main concerns is avoiding gluten when they have meals. Their second biggest concern is the possible co-mingling of ingredients...
  10. Celiac.com 07/22/2014 - For years, I have dreamed about how nice it would be to have a tasty breakfast sandwich again that was on a gluten-Free English muffin, I really have missed those after 1...