Category: Community

Dining in the dark: AMC Yorktown 18 debuts chef inspired menu and renovated space

Dining in the dark: AMC Yorktown 18 debuts chef inspired menu and renovated space
Two of my favorite things to do include going to the movies with my honey and indulging in tasty food and drink. AMC Yorktown 18 in Lombard made it possible for me to enjoy both at the same time! It was my first time experiencing “dining in the dark” and I thoroughly enjoyed myself; so... Read more »

Join us for our first pop up plant-based brunch this Sunday in the West Loop!

Join us for our first pop up plant-based brunch this Sunday in the West Loop!
Chicago food lovers! Join Ashley Gilday for our first plant-based brunch in Chicago this Sunday in the West Loop at Glowout Salon. This is the first of our new pop up plant-based brunch series “Brunch by BLOG”. Brunch by BLOG is an intimate pop up brunch series featuring a deliciously creative plant-based menu inspired by... Read more »

Why you need to see First Date at the Royal George Theater in Chicago

Why you need to see First Date at the Royal George Theater in Chicago
Chicago is an incredibly artistic city. Did you know that there are over 150 theater companies here?  On any given night, you can take in drama, comedy, classical, even kabuki.  All you need to do is look. In mid-February my husband and I had the chance to see the premier of First Date at the Royal... Read more »
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I'm going to be a contestant on Wheel of Fortune Monday night!

I'm going to be a contestant on Wheel of Fortune Monday night!
That’s right. My husband and I are going to make our debut on Wheel of Fortune Monday evening and this is my shameless self-promotion. Don’t judge. You know you would be just as excited as I am about being on America’s favorite game show! I’ll let you in on a little secret. I’m a bit... Read more »

Exciting News And Green Smoothie Recipe

Hi guys! Sorry it has been some time since I wrote you! I am in the midst of some exciting changes with my website, Plant Strong Diva, and have been busy writing new recipes (a lot of new green smoothie recipes), making videos and taking lots of photos while sipping on……you guessed it…. green smoothies!... Read more »

SPIKE network casting for new cooking show Frankenfood in Chicago

Do you love to cook? Are you a certified Chef, cook or certified “home-chef”? Then get in the kitchen and get cooking! SPIKE network is looking for the most extreme and innovative dishes across America and they are headed to Chicago!  Now is your chance to shine on SPIKE network’s new show, FRANKENFOOD. FRANKENFOOD is an... Read more »
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What the Holidays were like with an eating disorder

When I think of the Holidays, I think of food, family, fun and stretch pants. I love to eat. Not only do I love to eat, but I love to overeat during Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and a a week leading up to each Holiday to “stretch” my stomach. Let’s talk a little more about... Read more »

Complimentary acts of KIND-ness start today in Chicago

KIND bar and the Bicycle Film Festival hope to spread KIND-ness and joy throughout the Windy City this November by delivering flowers and a KIND snack bar to someone dear to your heart. Beginning today, through November 14th, Chicagoans can choose one lucky person to send a complimentary flower and KIND bar to. KIND is all... Read more »

Live Cooking Demo Debut at San Francisco Green Festival Saturday

Hey Ho SpaghettiO! Have you heard the great news?  This Saturday marks my live cooking demo debut at the San Francisco Green Festival and guess what’s on the menu? Daiya Foods dairy and allergen free cream cheese of course. See below for a sneak peek at my creamy Holiday spinach and artichoke dip done three ways.... Read more »
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Holiday Giveaway and Recipe Contest Featuring Upton's Naturals Seitan

It’s officially November, which means the days are getting shorter and the Holiday’s are right around the corner. Eek! It also means that I am getting into the Holiday spirit and feeling quite generous! For the next two weeks on Plant Strong Diva, I will be giving away coupons for free packages of  Upton’s Naturals... Read more »