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6 Global Health Food Trends You Need To Know About In 2015 From Sea Spaghetti To Cricket Flour

6 Global Health Food Trends You Need To Know About In 2015 From Sea Spaghetti To Cricket Flour

The Rise Of Insect Protein Food supply is a controversial topic these days on the global world stage with pundits worried about how we are going to feed what some experts say will be 20 billion people by the year 2050. Humans can’t live without the amino acids, found in protein in the animal and Continue Reading …

Green Queen Does South Lantau – Our Guide To Where To Shop, Eat & Relax The Sustainable Way

Green Queen Does South Lantau – Our Guide To Where To Shop, Eat & Relax The Sustainable Way

When you find yourself stuck in the hustle-and-bustle of Central, it can be easy to forget that Hong Kong is actually a sub-tropical paradise complete with lush jungles and beach island getaways. One such getaway is South Lantau, a cornucopia of sandy beaches, roaming water buffaloes exotic hiking trails and charming village houses. Those in the Continue Reading …

Green Queen Exclusive: Christian Mongendre, The Man Behind Hong Kong’s MANA Revolution + MANA’s New Opening

Green Queen Exclusive: Christian Mongendre, The Man Behind Hong Kong’s MANA Revolution + MANA’s New Opening

The story of how Christian Gerard Mongendre came to co-found Hong Kong’s most loved healthy lunch spot is a testament to the many serendipitous moments that make life so crazy and incredible. We sat down with the man behind MANA over a delicious vegan lunch and got to know one of Hong Kong’s most charmingly Continue Reading …

Gourmet Plant-Based Dinner: Lentil Bolognese with Zucchini Pappardelle AKA Vegan Spag Bol

Gourmet Plant-Based Dinner: Lentil Bolognese with Zucchini Pappardelle AKA Vegan Spag Bol

Bolognese sauce is comfort food at its best. In our pre-health conscious days, a bowl of spag bol was a staple dinner option, especially when we were uni students. Traditionally made with beef, veal or pork mince, this Italian classic also tends to be a favourite of kiddies everywhere. In our plant-based version, we chose protein Continue Reading …

Green Queen’s Paleo Primer: Your Ultimate Guide To Living The Paleo Lifestyle in Hong Kong

Green Queen’s Paleo Primer: Your Ultimate Guide To Living The Paleo Lifestyle in Hong Kong

What is Paleo, Anyway? The paleo diet, also know as the paleolithic diet, the stone-age diet and the caveman diet, was founded on the concept that we would be better off if we stuck to the diet that was available to our ancestors during the Paleolithic era. What is the Paleolithic era? It is the Continue Reading …

Zero Noise Pollution + Handcrafted Vegan Food + Private Beach + No Plane Ride = Sommer’s Life – The Perfect Hong Kong Retreat

Zero Noise Pollution + Handcrafted Vegan Food + Private Beach + No Plane Ride = Sommer’s Life – The Perfect Hong Kong Retreat

To really get away, to quiet the mind and feel a million miles from all the hustle and bustle, to take a proper body-and-mind break, the average Hong Konger would tell you that you need a plane ride. And most people would agree. Last weekend, we discovered everyone’s wrong. Turns out there is a little slice of Continue Reading …

The Pros & Cons Of Choosing Organic – Part 2 Of Our Organic Food Series

The Pros & Cons Of Choosing Organic – Part 2 Of Our Organic Food Series

Debates about whether organic foods are worth it continue to rage on. On one hand you have those that believe all  all foods should be grown naturally and promote buying organic as the healthier and safer option. On the other hand, you have those who argue that it is simply not feasible to produce the volume Continue Reading …

Green Queen Does Wan Chai – Our Guide To The Neighbourhood That Never Sleeps

Green Queen Does Wan Chai – Our Guide To The Neighbourhood That Never Sleeps

Wan Chai has been one of the most popular neighborhoods in Hong Kong for quite some time now. While it is known for its Convention Center, as well as for being home to some of Hong Kong’s seedier evening destinations, Wan Chai has in recent years also become a mecca for the health conscious set with Continue Reading …

Green Queen Loves: Body Awakening One Month Cleansing Program- The Easiest, Gentlest & Most Effective Cleanse Out There

Green Queen Loves: Body Awakening One Month Cleansing Program- The Easiest, Gentlest & Most Effective Cleanse Out There

These days, the word “cleansing” often brings to mind a (cold-pressed) juice fast, not to mention the inevitable cravings for sugary and fatty foods that tend to follow so we were pretty excited to trial a cleanse with a different philosophy altogether, one that promises to approach detoxification with a far less extreme program. Body Continue Reading …

Why Is Choosing Organic Food Important? Green Queen Explores This Controversial Question

Why Is Choosing Organic Food Important? Green Queen Explores This Controversial Question

The concept of eating organic foods is not a new one, and nary a week goes by without another news article on the topic. Yet, despite all the information out there, there is still a great of misunderstanding about organic food. Before deciding to go for organic food or conventional food, it might be a good Continue Reading …

Green Queen Health: The 7 Golden Rules Of Healthy Eating (That Anyone Can Follow)

Green Queen Health: The 7 Golden Rules Of Healthy Eating (That Anyone Can Follow)

All over the media, diet and nutrition articles bombard us with tips, suggestions, mandates and more on what to eat for optimal health. There are so many controversial eating plans and contradictory messages that it can be hard to keep track of what rules to follow. Below, we share seven sensible diet mantras to keep Continue Reading …

Green Queen Giving: Foodlink Foundation – Tirelessly Tackling Food Waste & Hunger

Green Queen Giving: Foodlink Foundation – Tirelessly Tackling Food Waste & Hunger

How was Foodlink Foundation (FF) started? Foodlink Foundation was established at the end of 2001 after our founder, Mrs. Vanessa Hwang, identified a serious need for hunger alleviation among lower-income groups in Hong Kong.   What is the mission of FF? Foodlink Foundation is a registered Hong Kong charity dedicated to fighting hunger, building self-sufficiency and fostering nutritional wellness among Continue Reading …

Green Queen Recipes: The Ultimate Cleansing Salad – Packed With Protein & Fibre

Green Queen Recipes: The Ultimate Cleansing Salad – Packed With Protein & Fibre

This chickpea and parsley concoction is one of our go-to lunch salad. Quick and easy, it’s great for busy schedules and lazy mid-day cooks. On days when we’re more famished than usual, we like to add a poached or boiled egg or some grilled tempeh (fermented soybean cake).   Part of the giant pulse family Continue Reading …

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 …

Our Guide To Healthy & Specialty Diet Caterers From Raw Canapes To Plant Based Lunch Boxes To Large Scale Gluten Free Events

Our Guide To Healthy & Specialty Diet Caterers From Raw 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 Exercising Every Day

10 Reasons Why You Should Be Exercising 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 …