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Plant-Based Baking Substitutions OR How To Make Any Cake Recipe Vegan (Or Egg-Free or Dairy-Free)

Plant-Based Baking Substitutions OR How To Make Any Cake Recipe Vegan (Or Egg-Free or Dairy-Free)

Love baking but prefer to stick to a plant-based diet? Can’t bear to give up your favourite childhood cake recipe? Not to worry! There are plenty of tricks and tips that can guarantee that your final results satisfy even the most demanding of sweet tooths. Below we share our tried and tested secrets- the key Continue Reading …

An Interview With International Juicing Celebrity Joe Cross of Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead 2

An Interview With International Juicing Celebrity Joe Cross of Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead 2

We were pretty excited to meet one of our wellness idols at Punch Detox’s 5th birthday party, the man behind the documentary that shook up the health world, Fat, Sick And Nearly Dead, and all-around international juicing celeb Joe Cross. We talk to him about the movement he helped start, what he thinks about health Continue Reading …

Eco Friendly Kids Crafts – Three Easy & Cheap Ideas For DIY Fun

Eco Friendly Kids Crafts – Three Easy & Cheap Ideas For DIY Fun

We can all agree that screen-free time is healthy and an important part of any child’s development. But when the weather’s gloomy and we are stuck at home, going outside to play is not an option. Enter arts and crafts. Some of our fondest memories of childhood involve hours spent doing various arts and crafts Continue Reading …

Green Queen’s Guide To Healthy & Specialty Diet Caterers From Raw Vegan Canapes To Plant Based Lunch Boxes To Large Scale Gluten Free Events

Green Queen’s Guide To Healthy & Specialty Diet Caterers From Raw Vegan Canapes To Plant Based Lunch Boxes To Large Scale Gluten Free Events

Hong Kong is truly evolving. A couple of years ago, putting together a list of caterers dedicated to cleansing, healthy and specialty-diet friendly menus would have been nothing short of impossible. Today we are spoiled with options. Below, Green Queen’s favorite catering choices for every type and size of event, not to mention for every Continue Reading …

Green Queen Review: Vegetarian Verve At Vasco – A Gourmet’s Answer To A Meat Free Lifestyle

Green Queen Review: Vegetarian Verve At Vasco – A Gourmet’s Answer To A Meat Free Lifestyle

With dishes that could each warrant their own food tableau so beautiful are they, adorned with accoutrements like gold leaf, sliced truffle and edible flowers, the Vasco vegetarian menu is an exercise in gastronomic posturing and far from your average Meat Free Monday restaurant set, as the front of house humbly referred to it. Throw in Continue Reading …

Nut, Seed & Fruit Butters 101 – Your Primer To The Alternative World Of Healthy Spreads From Almond To Apple To Coconut

Nut, Seed & Fruit Butters 101 – Your Primer To The Alternative World Of Healthy Spreads From Almond To Apple To Coconut

A somewhat confusing misnomer, the word butter is often the default term for what is actually a spread or a paste. Since allergies and dietary restrictions mean most people don’t have dairy butter on toast for breakfast anymore, we decided to catalogue all the various options- it’s a smorgasboard of deliciousness out there! A couple Continue Reading …

Green Queen Does Sai Ying Pun – Our Guide To The Hippest ‘Hood In Town

Green Queen Does Sai Ying Pun – Our Guide To The Hippest ‘Hood In Town

With the recent opening of the Sai Ying Pun MTR station, it seems that everyone is now exploring this new hot neighborhood. Sai Ying Pun really does have it all, from traditional Hong Kong dried seafood vendors next to brand new modern eateries, with a fantastic wet market to boot. For those looking to make healthier Continue Reading …

Green Queen Recipes: Ruby Hued Crunchy Spring Salad – Crisp & Tart

Green Queen Recipes: Ruby Hued Crunchy Spring Salad – Crisp & Tart

Beetroot looks and tastes delicious in a salad with its rich purple hue, earthy flavour, touch of sweetness and lovely crunch. Beetroot can be eaten raw, boiled, roasted or pickled and you can add just about anything to accompany it. As a tribute to spring, we chose to go raw. For this recipe, choose firm a Continue Reading …

10 Reasons Why You Should Be Excercising Every Day

10 Reasons Why You Should Be Excercising Every Day

It Keeps Your Heart Healthy – No matter what kind of workout you prefer, doing something is bound to get your heart rate up and strengthen your cardiovascular health. The heart is a muscle and you need to use it. Regular exercise helps to keep it strong and you alive! It Improves Your Sleep Quality – Continue Reading …

The Ultimate Guide To Healthy Cakes & Cupcakes For Delivery – Organic, Vegan, Sugar-Free, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free & Soy-Free

The Ultimate Guide To Healthy Cakes & Cupcakes For Delivery – Organic, Vegan, Sugar-Free, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free & Soy-Free

Remember the days when the only baked treats available were full of processed white flour and artificial colorings and those looking for cleaner options had to try their hand in the kitchen or go without? Well Hong Kong has certainly changed! Today a large number of outfits cater to the health conscious party planner looking for something delicious that Continue Reading …

Superfood Breakfast: Decadent Cacao Chia Pudding – Raw, Sugar Free & Vegan

Superfood Breakfast: Decadent Cacao Chia Pudding – Raw, Sugar Free & Vegan

We love chia seed puddings- raw, refined-sugar-free, decadent and filled with superfood goodness, they are such a treat! They also happen to be one of the easiest breakfast, dessert  and snack recipe around. You can totally customize them too- add the milk of your choice (nut/rice/oat/coconut), your favorite sweetener (maple syrup, honey, coconut nectar) and whatever toppings Continue Reading …

How To Drink Tea Like You Know What You Are Doing: The Addict’s Guide to the Six Elements of Tea

How To Drink Tea Like You Know What You Are Doing: The Addict’s Guide to the Six Elements of Tea

There is no way to live a healthier life without some form of tea being a part of it. But how much do most of us really know about tea? Here to introduce us to the subtleties of the world of tea is Chris Tan, tea fanatic and founder of Teacha, a startup devoted to Continue Reading …

5 Must Try Private Kitchens Including Healthy, Plant-Based, Gluten-Free & Organic Options

5 Must Try Private Kitchens Including Healthy, Plant-Based, Gluten-Free & Organic Options

Private kitchens offer the best of both worlds: the gourmet quality of restaurant food with the intimacy and personalization of a home cooked dinner. For those looking for a private kitchen with a healthy streak, as it were, check out these five choices below for a meal you are sure to remember whilst staying true Continue Reading …

Fermented Foods Series – Eat Your (Sauer)Kraut: How To Make It & How To Serve It

Fermented Foods Series – Eat Your (Sauer)Kraut: How To Make It & How To Serve It

Having a few bites of a fermented food with a meal can help with digestion and overall health. Packed with good bacteria, the easiest fermented food to make is sauerkraut, it requires no fancy ingredients, tools or skills. Ferment expert Jacqueline Renee Cohen of LantauMama shows you how to make it and how to serve Continue Reading …

Sweet Honey & Chunky Nut Butter Kale Chips Recipe + How To Get Perfect Kale Chips Every Time

Sweet Honey & Chunky Nut Butter Kale Chips Recipe + How To Get Perfect Kale Chips Every Time

Kale belongs to the same group of dark leafy greens like broccoli, Savoy cabbage, collard greens, kohlrabi and gai lan (Chinese kale), known collectively as the cruciferous family. With a host of benefits- high in iron and fibre, possessing anti-inflammatory and anti-cancerous benefits, packed with calcium and antioxidants- it’s no wonder this bunch has been acclaimed the Continue Reading …

Top 5 Reasons To Eat Local or Why The Locavore Movement Is Vital To Your Health

Top 5 Reasons To Eat Local or Why The Locavore Movement Is Vital To Your Health

Eating locally has become somewhat of a trend these days and with all health trends, it’s easy to forget that there are legitimately valid reasons to adopt them. Beyond all the media coverage, the locavore movement has its roots (couldn’t resist) in sound thinking. Below, we look into the rationale behind it. Maximize Nutrition Many of us Continue Reading …

Czech This Out: Top 3 Restaurants for Raw Vegan Foodies in Prague

Czech This Out: Top 3 Restaurants for Raw Vegan Foodies in Prague

It may not be the first city that comes to mind when thinking about raw food, but the movement is actually quite vibrant in Prague. Adaline Lau of Doufu Mafia travelled there for the first time and found a bevvy of delicious eateries. Apart from being blown away by the beautiful architecture and scenery in Prague, plant-based Continue Reading …

Hong Kong Urban Home Gardening Guide By Chef Moises Mehl Part 2

Hong Kong Urban Home Gardening Guide By Chef Moises Mehl Part 2

We were thrilled by the response to last week’s post- seems many of us are harboring secret planting intentions. Chef Moy continues the series with tips on watering, pest control and harvesting. Enjoy! Watering Woes Watering your plants too much can affect their development, and in the worst case, overwatering can destroy them completely. It Continue Reading …

Green Queen Giving: The Nature Conservancy Hong Kong – Earth’s Activists

Green Queen Giving: The Nature Conservancy Hong Kong – Earth’s Activists

How was The Nature Conservancy started? The Nature Conservancy (TNC) was founded in 1951 the United States. TNC initially started working on land conservation and has since expanded to tackle other environmental issues around the world, including marine/oceans, freshwater, climate change and urban conservation. We established our first office in Asia Pacific in Palau in 1990 Continue Reading …

Green Queen Recipes: Gluten Free Tagliatelle With Wild Prawns & Chunky Baby Tomato Sauces

Green Queen Recipes: Gluten Free Tagliatelle With Wild Prawns & Chunky Baby Tomato Sauces

We love pasta, you love pasta, they love pasta- everybody loves pasta…That’s how excited we get when we have pasta here at Green Queen. We don’t have it often but when we do, we like to keep the recipe simple a la Italiano and the flavours intense and packed with punch. Although pasta comes in various shapes Continue Reading …

Everything You Need To Know About Urban Home Gardening In Hong Kong By Chef Moises Mehl

Everything You Need To Know About Urban Home Gardening In Hong Kong By Chef Moises Mehl

Looking to start a home garden but not sure how to go about it? We know there are many budding gardeners amongst our Green Queen readers who have not yet flexed their green thumbs. Perhaps you are put off by Hong Kong’s dirty air or maybe you are not sure how to grow anything in the Continue Reading …

The Ultimate Green Queen Guide to Macau – Your Raw, Vegan, Gluten-Free & Vegetarian Resource

The Ultimate Green Queen Guide to Macau – Your Raw, Vegan, Gluten-Free & Vegetarian Resource

Love going over to Macau for a quick getaway but wish you could start your day with a superfood smoothie? Green Queen has got you covered. Everything you need to know about living life the healthy way on our favorite neighbouring Portuguese island from where to eat, where to cleanse, where to stretch and where Continue Reading …

3 Superfoods Your Kids Should Be Eating Regularly & Why PLUS How To Use Them

3 Superfoods Your Kids Should Be Eating Regularly & Why PLUS How To Use Them

While the term superfood is bandied about pretty liberally these days, we remain devoted adherents to the David Wolfe definition of a superfood, from his bestselling 2009 book Superfoods, which is: “foods that have a dozen or more unique properties, not just one or two. For example, the goji berry is a source of complete protein, Continue Reading …

DIY Healthy Paleo Gummies & Treats By Green Queen Mom Jordi Sheard

DIY Healthy Paleo Gummies & Treats By Green Queen Mom Jordi Sheard

We are bursting with excitement for this post! We discovered local mum and teacher Jordi Sheard’s kefir gummies on Facebook and we knew we had to ask her to share her skills with our Green Queen readers. All kids love candy but the stuff in the stores is mostly rubbish- even the so-called natural versions. Continue Reading …

Channel Your Inner Gourmet Diva: Hong Kong’s Best Online European Artisanal Food Shops

Channel Your Inner Gourmet Diva: Hong Kong’s Best Online European Artisanal Food Shops

Hong Kong seems to have it all these days when it comes to food. We are truly spoilt for choice with gorgeous products from every corner of the world. The city boasts an especially impressive array of artisanal foods from gastronomically rich Italy, France and Spain. When you are looking for the most unctuous cheese Continue Reading …

Upcycled African Textiles – Global Eco Chic Finalist Noella Tapasu Koy Is The Future Of Fashion

Upcycled African Textiles – Global Eco Chic Finalist Noella Tapasu Koy Is The Future Of Fashion

Mark our words, Noella Tapasu Koy is going to change the face of sustainable fashion. We were left in awe of her incredible talent whilst attending the Eco Chic Awards 2014/15 earlier this year. Her finalist collection blew us away and we found it to be the most wearable of all the collections that were Continue Reading …

7 Day Yoga Hack: Your Guide To Yoga in Hong Kong Every Day On A Budget

7 Day Yoga Hack: Your Guide To Yoga in Hong Kong Every Day On A Budget

Yoga should not be an expensive pursuit. Anyone looking for a practice should have options. We are thrilled to have guest author and devoted yogi Michael Bantigue of Yoogaia Asia shows you where to find a yoga practice in Hong kong every day of the week that you won’t have to break the bank to attend.  I Continue Reading …

Our Favourite Healthy Recipe Blogs – Paleo, Vegan, Grain-Free, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free

Our Favourite Healthy Recipe Blogs – Paleo, Vegan, Grain-Free, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free

At Green Queen, we are all about home cooking and creating recipes. Not a day goes by when we are not experimenting with new dishes in the kitchen. But some days, inspiration is harder to find than others. And on those days, we turn to these five women below for ideas, suggestions, techniques and drool-worthy Continue Reading …

An Interview With Louise Kane Buckley, Author of ‘Culture Your Life, Kefir and Kombucha for Every Day Nourishment’

An Interview With Louise Kane Buckley, Author of ‘Culture Your Life, Kefir and Kombucha for Every Day Nourishment’

Louise Kane Buckley is a well known naturopath and nutritional therapist in Hong Kong, where she practices at The Body Group, as well as the founder of popular online wellness blog Loula Natural. Over the past few years, Louise has become Hong Kong’s numero uno export on all things related to fermentation and health. She Continue Reading …

Top 5 Hong Kong Recycling Myths By The Founder of Recycling Platform EcoPort

Top 5 Hong Kong Recycling Myths By The Founder of Recycling Platform EcoPort

The minute we read this piece by Jason Sigmon about the myths that surround recycling in our hometown, we knew we had to share it with our readers! Jason is the founder of Ecoport, an innovative startup dedicated to connected people and businesses who want to recycle with recycling solutions throughout Hong Kong. In the company’s Continue Reading …

Skip The Meat! Hong Kong’s Best Vegetarian Friendly Eateries (Not In Central)

Skip The Meat! Hong Kong’s Best Vegetarian Friendly Eateries (Not In Central)

Looking for a meatless meal away from the hustle and bustle of Central that is worth the drive taste-wise? Hong Kong now boasts a plethora of delicious dining options for even the most discerning veggie food-lover. So skip the beef and check out some of these (more hidden) choice eateries serving up gourmet plant-based dishes!   3/3rds   Continue Reading …

Green Queen Giving: The Innovation Fashion Show or Students Changing The World

Green Queen Giving: The Innovation Fashion Show or Students Changing The World

Remember being 16 years old? All moping moodiness and contempt for the sad state of the world? Remember doing something about it? We could not be more inspired by the amazing passion, commitment, professionalism and social consciousness of the South Island School students who run The Innovation, a yearly fashion show entirely organized by students Continue Reading …