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Make This Year’s Christmas Your Greenest One Yet

Make This Year’s Christmas Your Greenest One Yet

Green Christmas Present

Who doesn’t love Christmas? ‘Tis the season to give, receive, eat and be merry and we’re already wearing bursting with yuletide cheer! The tree is trimmed, presents are popping up under it in the middle of the night (Is that you, Santa?) and the letter box is filled with cards from friends and family. Not […]

Green Queen’s Last Minute Xmas Food Guide 2014

Green Queen’s Last Minute Xmas Food Guide 2014

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Expecting a full house on Christmas Eve/Day and have not gotten around to sorting out your sustainably sourced Christmas dinner? Not to worry, Green Queen has you covered. We have scoured the Green Queen Guide to Hong Kong to bring you the best last minute options to sort out everything from meat to veggies to […]

Green Queen Recipes: Cranberry & Pineapple Relish – Tropical & Christmassy

Green Queen Recipes: Cranberry & Pineapple Relish – Tropical & Christmassy

Cranberry & Pineapple Relish

Grocery stores full of cranberries mean the holiday season is upon us- there’s something so festive about these juicy jewels that gets us feeling all Christmassy. But boring old cranberry jelly felt like a letdown so we added some of our Green Queen pizzazz and concocted this cranberry relish recipe- the pineapple adds some real zing […]

Asia’s Best Sweetener: Everything You Need To Know About Coconut Sugar

Asia’s Best Sweetener: Everything You Need To Know About Coconut Sugar

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With Christmas coming up, it’s hard to avoid the sugary highs that are ubiquitous during the holidays. But as we are always banging on about, white sugar is simply not good for you. However, there is no need to be a total grinch. You can still indulge your sweet tooth and engage in festive baking. […]

Green Queen Giving: Box of Hope – Boxes That Change Lives

Green Queen Giving: Box of Hope – Boxes That Change Lives

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How was Box of Hope started? Box of Hope was started in 2008 by Nicole Woolhouse and Harriet Cleverly. Our first year we just worked with Sunshine House Schools and collected an amazing 1,200 boxes which we stored and checked in our houses and then delivered by hand to Hong Kong recipients.   Realizing we had a […]

Green Queen Recipes: The Perfect Christmas Dessert- Cherry & Coconut Tofu Custard (Paleo, V, GF)

Green Queen Recipes: The Perfect Christmas Dessert- Cherry & Coconut Tofu Custard (Paleo, V, GF)

Cherry & Coconut Tofu Custard

Can you believe it’s less than a month until the New Year? 2014 just flew by! Luckily, we have Christmas to look forward to first. Christmas is a time for celebration with family and friends, a time to take stock and give thanks and best of all, a time to eat! While most of us […]

Green Queen Heroes: Lisa Christensen & Nissa Marion of Ecozine

Green Queen Heroes: Lisa Christensen & Nissa Marion of Ecozine

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Tell us a little bit about yourself. We’re best friends and business partners who both grew up in Canada, with a deep respect for nature and wildlife. We met in Hong Kong many years ago, and discovered our shared passions for the environment and for media, which eventually led to a fantastic friendship and working […]

Green Queen Living: 9 Ways To Greenify Children Parties During The Holiday Season

Green Queen Living: 9 Ways To Greenify Children Parties During The Holiday Season

Anders Ruff Christmas Collection 2011 North Pole

Nothing makes the little ones happier than a good old-fashioned celebration! The kiddies love the action, the special foods, the costumes, the decorations and the buildup of excitement that precedes festivities.   Trouble is, the way we celebrate special occasions- be they birthdays or Christmas or Lunar New Year- seems to be an excuse to […]

Gifts With A Heart: Our Top Picks From PhatRice For Everyone On Your List

Gifts With A Heart: Our Top Picks From PhatRice For Everyone On Your List

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With the holidays right around the corner, the yearly nightmare before Christmas of what to get everyone on our list has begun. However, this year PhatRice has you sorted. The sustainable e-commerce platform features fair trade, socially conscious and ethically made products and brands from around the globe. Who can argue with gifting that enriches the life of the […]

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Craft Beer But Were Afraid To Ask

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Craft Beer But Were Afraid To Ask

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So there you are, relaxing at the bar with your pals on a Friday night after work, when your discerning hipster friend starts complaining about the lack of  craft beers in Hong Kong. You nod along as if you know what he is talking about but really you are thinking: what the heck is the […]

The Entertainer Hong Kong Is THE PERFECT GIFT This Holiday Season

The Entertainer Hong Kong Is THE PERFECT GIFT This Holiday Season

Entertainer App and Book

Everyone’s got that one person that is absolutely impossible to shop for. They have everything or they are super picky or you are simply out of ideas. For that hard-to-cross-off-list individual, we have stumbled on the most perfect gift: The Entertainer Hong Kong: 2015 Edition. What is The Entertainer Hong Kong you ask? Simple: a […]

The Juice Diaries: Green Queen Goes Deep with nood food’s Juice Cleanses

The Juice Diaries: Green Queen Goes Deep with nood food’s Juice Cleanses

Nood Food Juice Cleanse

We know we harp on about people’s busy schedules and about how many of us don’t get enough of the right nutrients in our bodies. It’s important to follow a healthy and clean eating regime all year round of course. But, we also know that at some points in the year, it’s hard to be […]

Green Queen Recipes: Quinoa Craze – 3 Fabulous New Ideas Including Addictive Quinoa Sushi

Green Queen Recipes: Quinoa Craze – 3 Fabulous New Ideas Including Addictive Quinoa Sushi

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We’re still on the quinoa bandwagon. Last week we gave you three quinoa salad ideas. This week, we share a quinoa recipe for breakfast, lunch AND dinner. More fodder for your quinoa repertoire! Don’t feel obligated to have them all in a day (although we couldn’t resist!) – go ahead and spread them out throughout […]

Green Queen Foodie: Turkey Tales – Blue Butcher’s Brilliant Birds

Green Queen Foodie: Turkey Tales – Blue Butcher’s Brilliant Birds

Blue Butcher Turkey

The festive season is upon us. Whether it’s Thanksgiving or a Christmas party bash, there’s no escaping the gluttonous eating and or the over-imbibing of booze. So if you have a choice, why not pick a venue with a farm-to-table, nose-to-tail dining philosophy where quality produce is sourced from local, Australian and French farmers. Makes sense, n’est-ce-pas? Uber […]

Fermenting Series with LantauMama Part 1 – Listen To Your Gut

Fermenting Series with LantauMama Part 1 – Listen To Your Gut

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Ten years ago the terms microbes, gut bacteria and probiotics were not part of most people’s daily vocabulary. Fast forward to 2014, and it feels like barely a week goes by without another big news article about the importance of the over 100 trillion (yes, over 100,000,000,000,000) bacteria in our gut. The probiotic craze is everywhere. Even […]

Green Queen Recipes: 3 Easy Quinoa Salads

Green Queen Recipes: 3 Easy Quinoa Salads

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In this day and age, many of us can get so caught up in our busy lives that we are constantly chasing our tails trying to get through our long to-do lists- it feels like there is no time to do important things like cook. But study after study shows that people who eat home-cooked […]

Green Queen Giving: HandsOn Hong Kong

Green Queen Giving: HandsOn Hong Kong

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How was HandsOn Hong Kong (HOHK) started? HOHK was founded in 2007 by Shaun Bernier, who is still the Chair of our NGO. Shaun moved to Hong Kong from the US, where she had been involved with affiliates of the HandsOn Network – a global network of local people serving local causes by volunteering. One of […]

Green Queen Living: DIY The 411 on Mosquito Repellents and How To Make Your Own

Green Queen Living: DIY The 411 on Mosquito Repellents and How To Make Your Own

Mosquito Adjusted

The sun is shining, the sky is blue, there is a breeze- ideal conditions for a wonderful day of outdoor activities. There you are, minding your own business and trying to enjoy your picnic afternoon. Except for the one thorn in your (very itchy) side: mosquitos. It seems that no matter where you are, these […]

Green Queen Recommends: HK’s Top Eco Beauty Picks

Green Queen Recommends: HK’s Top Eco Beauty Picks

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Caring about the earth doesn’t mean you need to go all patchouli and tie-dye when it comes to your beauty regime. We have picked our top names for getting groomed without the negative earth factor. These spots will have you looking your best without toxic additives or environmental damage. Looking amazing and feeling amazing all whilst […]

Green Queen Foodie: LockCha Tea House Part 2 – A Thoroughly Tea-lightful Experience

Green Queen Foodie: LockCha Tea House Part 2 – A Thoroughly Tea-lightful Experience

Three types of recommended tea

Located at Hong Kong Park, inside the Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware in the K.S. Lo Gallery, LockCha Tea House offers people an escape from the humid summer days and enjoy Chinese tea the traditional Chinese way. Lock is the Chinese word for happiness, Cha means tea. The establishment seeks to offer a place […]

Green Queen Heroes: Louise Kane Buckley of Loula Natural

Green Queen Heroes: Louise Kane Buckley of Loula Natural

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Tell us a little bit about yourself. I grew up in Hong Kong and have always considered it my home. I was very happy to bring my family back here almost 3 years ago. My dad is still here (my parents moved here in 1979 when I was 1, my mum also died here) and […]

Healthy Paleo Golden Rough Sweet Treats – 100% Guilt-Free Nostalgia

Healthy Paleo Golden Rough Sweet Treats – 100% Guilt-Free Nostalgia

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We don’t have much of a sweet tooth here at Green Queen but we do have our craving days. On such occasions, we like to rustle up something quick, easy and healthy.   As kiddies, we were gaga for Nestle’s Golden Rough,  a bite sized treat full of desiccated coconut laced with chocolate. If you’re a chocophile and/or a […]

Green Queen Foodie: Clean indulgence at LockCha Tea House Part 1

Green Queen Foodie: Clean indulgence at LockCha Tea House Part 1

Lock Cha Teahouse

Dim sum, or yum cha as the locals call it, is made up of a selection small dumplings in all flavours and cooking styles. The bite-friendly sized dumplings make it easy to overindulge and before you know it, you have had a dozen pieces whilst happily chatting with friends! With regular dim sum, this can […]

8 Ways to Boost Your Immune System This Winter with Alice Mack of The Food Doctor London

8 Ways to Boost Your Immune System This Winter with Alice Mack of The Food Doctor London

Immunity Boosting Tips

Our immune system is constantly up against it – being regularly bombarded by foreign invaders, it has developed incredibly complex mechanisms that help hold the barriers strongly in place.    Though there are many components to a healthy immune system, our white blood cells in particular work extremely hard, especially at this time of year. […]

Perfect Banana Buckwheat Pancakes – Vegan & GF

Perfect Banana Buckwheat Pancakes – Vegan & GF

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We know what you’re thinking. These pancakes don’t look particularly appetizing. Unusually dark, almost burnt like– they are not the most attractive but we took that as motivation to adorn these delicious flapjacks with the most colorful and vibrant splashes of fruit colors: in this case, richly red strawberries and sunset orange passion fruit. The options are […]

Green Queen Loves: 7 Reasons To Pamper Yourself at Iyara Natural + Organic Spa

Green Queen Loves: 7 Reasons To Pamper Yourself at Iyara Natural + Organic Spa

Iyara - 27 Hollywood Road 012

Hong Kong is packed with spas and we all love to indulge ourselves as often as we can to counteract our ridiculously busy and hectic lifestyles. Thing is though, most spas and salons uses products filled with toxins that we wouldn’t allow in our own bathrooms! It can be hard to find greener beauty pastures […]

Eco Insights: Make A Date With Nature At HK Perma Club

Eco Insights: Make A Date With Nature At HK Perma Club

PermaClub HK

Humans have been working for thousands of years to enhance our natural surroundings and engineer the world around us, especially when it comes to agriculture and food production. In more recent years, a few wise folks have realized that instead of trying to fight nature, much could be gained from designs and philosophies that work with nature, […]

Green Queen Living: Wet Market Series Part 7 – Guide to Chinese Sweet Fruits (Gwo)

Green Queen Living: Wet Market Series Part 7 – Guide to Chinese Sweet Fruits (Gwo)

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We are so lucky in Hong Kong to enjoy what to most people is a plethora of the world’s most exotic and delicious tropical fruits. Below, we delve into the details of the five most common ones you will find at the wet market in what is our last post in this series.    Lychee – […]

Green Queen Giving: kids4kids – kids helping other kids

Green Queen Giving: kids4kids – kids helping other kids

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Kids4Kids is a unique charity concept: get kids to volunteer in their communities and help other kids. What’s more inspiring than that? Below, some background on this great charity!   How was kids4kids started? Kids4Kids started in 2008 with an idea that when kids feel empowered into action, they can learn to make a difference with their […]

Green Queen’s Top 10 Ways To Use Coconut Oil Every Day

Green Queen’s Top 10 Ways To Use Coconut Oil Every Day

Top 10 Uses for Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is incredibly versatile and can replace dozens of products in your kitchen and bathroom shelves. Below are ten easy ways to use this amazing oil every day. Just make sure you buy the raw, extra virgin, unprocessed kind (organic is ideal of course). If possible, it should be stored in glass bottles. Coconut […]

Green Queen Living: Wet Market Series Part 6 – Guide to Chinese Dried Goods (Gon Fo)

Green Queen Living: Wet Market Series Part 6 – Guide to Chinese Dried Goods (Gon Fo)

Dried Scallops (Jiu Cyu)

The sheer variety of dried products sold in Hong Kong wet markets is staggering. Not only do each and every one of them have special health benefits, they are really handy because they last forever (well, almost!), so no waste! Below we cover some of the most commonly seen ones.    Dried Scallops/Conpoy – Jiu Cyu/ Jyun Bui […]

Green Queen Foodie: Azure Restaurant Slash Bar Gets Its Veg On

Green Queen Foodie: Azure Restaurant Slash Bar Gets Its Veg On

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Green Monday. If you haven’t heard of the vegetarian movement sweeping Hong Kong, where have you been? Stop hiding under that rock and get on the bandwagon…every restaurant in town is on board! And why not? Encouraging meat-free diets on Mondays helps the environment AND our health. Hong Kongers have always been discerning foodies but now […]