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Up In The Air – How To Survive Long Plane Rides: The Complete Green Queen Guide

Up In The Air – How To Survive Long Plane Rides: The Complete Green Queen Guide

Whilst traveling always conjures up images of exciting new cities and adventure and beautiful sandy beaches, the reality of being cramped in a tiny seat while some stranger is snoring loudly next to you for 12 hours can be jarring. After years of crappy flights, we realized that the secret to being (somewhat) comfortable during that Continue Reading …

The ULTIMATE Veggie Burger Recipe With Homemade Ketchup, Pickled Cukes & Onion Relish (100% Vegan)

The ULTIMATE Veggie Burger Recipe With Homemade Ketchup, Pickled Cukes & Onion Relish (100% Vegan)

You will undoubtedly fall in-love with our Ultimate Veggie Burger recipe with all the trimmings…and we mean ALL the trimmings. Homemade dill pickles, homemade onion relish, homemade tomato ketchup and a homemade vegan patty! Filled with so much goodness, it’s the guilt-free burger you have been looking for! Packed with fibre and plant-based protein, this feel-food meal Continue Reading …

Our Guide To The City’s Most Premium Tea, From Cha Houses To Local Brands – Find The Perfect Cuppa

Our Guide To The City’s Most Premium Tea, From Cha Houses To Local Brands – Find The Perfect Cuppa

One of the best things about living in Hong Kong is that there is tea everywhere! Herbal tea, Chinese tea, English Breakfast tea- we have infinite tea choices and unlike in many other countries, most restaurants and cafes offer a variety of tea options. In the last few years, a quality revolution has been brewing Continue Reading …

Green Queen NGO Spotlight: Food Angel – Hong Kong’s Food Rescue & Hunger Fighting Brigade

Green Queen NGO Spotlight: Food Angel – Hong Kong’s Food Rescue & Hunger Fighting Brigade

How was Food Angel started? Bo Charity Foundation was founded by Ms Gigi Tung in 2009 as a registered charitable organization. Food Angel is a sustainable food rescue and food assistance program launched by Bo Charity Foundation in 2011 with the ultimate goal of achieving “WASTE NOT, HUNGER NOT” to tackle the problems of food waste Continue Reading …

It’s The Antioxidants, Stupid! Why Eating Organic Is Vital For Our Health

It’s The Antioxidants, Stupid! Why Eating Organic Is Vital For Our Health

As the popularity of organic foods has grown, consumers are willing to pay extra for organic foods in part because of the perceived improved nutritional value of organic foods over conventional foods- but is this is actually the case? Green Queen investigates… Recent studies have been illustrated the many benefits of organics but one in particular deserves more Continue Reading …

Indie Workouts: Green Queen’s Ultimate Guide To Boutique Fitness Studios In Hong Kong

Indie Workouts: Green Queen’s Ultimate Guide To Boutique Fitness Studios In Hong Kong

Health and fitness is Hong Konger’s obsession du jour and finding the perfect workout can feel like a search for the holy grail. But with so many studios, workouts and classes it can be overwhelming. Cycling or cross fit? Barre or pilates? And what about boxing? So many choices- almost too many. But never fear, Continue Reading …

Creamy & Nourishing Nut Butter Hot Choc:  A Cup of Cocoa Like You’ve Never Tasted – 100% Dairy Free

Creamy & Nourishing Nut Butter Hot Choc: A Cup of Cocoa Like You’ve Never Tasted – 100% Dairy Free

Creamy Nut Butter Hot Choc Ok so Hong Kong is in the middle of a very hot and sweaty summer, but for some reason, we still love a cup of warm cocoa sometimes. Maybe it’s the excessive air-conditioning that’s blowing in our faces everywhere… This rich and creamy hot chocolate recipe is a breeze to Continue Reading …

Q&A With Baking Maniac: His Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free And Egg-Free Baking Secrets Revealed

Q&A With Baking Maniac: His Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free And Egg-Free Baking Secrets Revealed

Baking Maniac is the name to know when it comes to show stopping baking creations that look like they would require a team of 10 professional pastry chefs to put together. From designer cupcakes, to fondant cake sculptures to confetti coloured cake pops to frosted cookies, there is nothing this team of 2 can’t tackle Continue Reading …

The Search For The Perfect Ribeye – Our Guide To The Best Grass-Fed Butchers in Hong Kong

The Search For The Perfect Ribeye – Our Guide To The Best Grass-Fed Butchers in Hong Kong

Summer is a great time for grilling, and for many of us,  that means burgers and steaks. Before you fire up your grill (or stove, or oven!), you will need to procure the perfect cut and the perfect meat, which of course means grass-fed! (If you are not sure why you should be eating grass-fed Continue Reading …

Green Queen Health: The Most Worrying Issues in Food Safety Today – What Can You Trust?

Green Queen Health: The Most Worrying Issues in Food Safety Today – What Can You Trust?

Part of our job is to stay up to date on everything to do with health, diet, nutrition, the food industry- anything to do with wellness basically. The media loves itself a nutrition controversy and lately, it seems a a new diet-related headline dominate the airwaves every week. This can have a negative effect on concepts Continue Reading …

Q&A With Andy Kun, HK’s Gluten-Free Guru & Founder Of Urban Health – Part 2: How To Shop & Where To Eat

Q&A With Andy Kun, HK’s Gluten-Free Guru & Founder Of Urban Health – Part 2: How To Shop & Where To Eat

Last week, we spoke to Andy Kun, founder of Urban Health Group Limited about what it means to gluten-free, the definition of celiac’s and the controversies surrounding wheat. This week, we continue our Q&A, covering topics like the best gluten-free snacks and where to eat out. What foods/products do those following a gluten-free diet need to avoid Continue Reading …

Green Queen Guide To Sai Kung – Where To Eat Clean & Shop Green In The Family Friendly ‘Hood

Green Queen Guide To Sai Kung – Where To Eat Clean & Shop Green In The Family Friendly ‘Hood

Who doesn’t love Sai Kung? This idyllic neighborhood is far away from the congestion and noise of the island, and long time residents will tell you that living there feels like you are always on holiday. From the beauty of Hong Kong’s green hills to picturesque boat harbour to the easily accessible hiking trails in Continue Reading …

Green Queen Recipes: Superfood Salad Jar – Summer Lunch Box Perfection

Green Queen Recipes: Superfood Salad Jar – Summer Lunch Box Perfection

Have any of you made a salad and brought it to work for lunch only to find it’s turned to soggy mush? Yup, we hear you. We have been there MANY times. Not to mention the whole business of putting your dressing in a separate container, thereby clogging up your handbag and (also based on Continue Reading …

Q&A With Andy Kun, HK’s Gluten-Free Guru & Founder Of Urban Health – Part 1: Definitions, Celiac & Why Wheat’s A No-No

Q&A With Andy Kun, HK’s Gluten-Free Guru & Founder Of Urban Health – Part 1: Definitions, Celiac & Why Wheat’s A No-No

Andy Kun is the CEO and Co-Founder of Urban Health Group Limited, a company dedicated to promoting a gluten-free lifestyle in Asia, which includes a gluten-free lifestyle Facebook support group Gluten Free in Hong Kong. They are the first in Hong Kong to provide gluten-free restaurant and factory consultation services, making use of Glutentox detection test kits for chefs Continue Reading …

5 Vegetarian Restaurants You Don’t Know About – Under the Radar Plant-Based Gems

5 Vegetarian Restaurants You Don’t Know About – Under the Radar Plant-Based Gems

The urban dilemma of ‘where to eat healthy today?’ leaving you stumped? Freshen up your restaurant repertoire with these under-the-radar Hong Kong gems. All of them are vegetarian, offer healthy menu items and will leave you wondering why you haven’t tried them yet.   Greenwoods Raw Cafe Greenwoods Raw Cafe is a 100% raw vegan and wheat-free Continue Reading …

Top 10 Vegan Protein Sources & How To Use Them Every Day

Top 10 Vegan Protein Sources & How To Use Them Every Day

Spirulina (Dried) 64.4 grams of protein per cup It’s hard to beat spirulina when it comes to plant based protein sources- which is why it tops our list! Add the powder to your smoothies and soups or throw the crunchy version to your granola or trail mix. Want to more about spirulina? Read this. Hemp Continue Reading …

Hong Kong Health Food Store Spotlight – Green Common: A Vegan Shopping Paradise

Hong Kong Health Food Store Spotlight – Green Common: A Vegan Shopping Paradise

The minute you enter Green Common, the new vegetarian concept store by the Green Monday team on Queen’s Road East in Wan Chai, you feel as if you have been transported into an alternative universe of safe, ethical and healthy choices. Just like our first time at a Whole Foods supermarket and at the original Just Continue Reading …

Green Queen’s Guide To Holistic Health Practices & Centers In Hong Kong

Green Queen’s Guide To Holistic Health Practices & Centers In Hong Kong

Holistic health and integrated medicine are wide and varying fields that covers many types treatments from massage to homeopathy to energy work. For those looking to approach their health issues the holistic way, we have pulled together a shortlist of practices here in Hong Kong. Most of these options have basic health services but each of them also has a Continue Reading …

Hong Kong’s Zero Waste Revolution: A Day With Eco Thought Leaders At Ecozine’s Zero Waste Global Summit

Hong Kong’s Zero Waste Revolution: A Day With Eco Thought Leaders At Ecozine’s Zero Waste Global Summit

If you had to guess how much waste Hong Kong produces a day, what would be your estimate? Probably nothing close to the sobering figure of 9,000 tonnes, which is the actual number of solid municipal waste (SMW) that is sent to the landfill daily, and that does not everything else that is disposed of Continue Reading …

Green Queen Recipes: Baked Zucchini Boats That The Kiddos Will Love (Plus They Are Gluten-Free!)

Green Queen Recipes: Baked Zucchini Boats That The Kiddos Will Love (Plus They Are Gluten-Free!)

We were inspired to create this recipe from a friend who whipped this up within 30 minutes as part of a Christmas starter. It’s healthy, refreshing and light. However, with a little creativity, you can make it as a meal on its own. Zucchinis are available in Hong Kong all year round and we think the cucumber’s Continue Reading …

Hong Kong’s Best Under The Radar Local + Organic Fruit & Veg Delivery – Part 2

Hong Kong’s Best Under The Radar Local + Organic Fruit & Veg Delivery – Part 2

What a great time to live in Hong Kong with so many wonderful new healthy companies launching every day! In fact, there are now so many new organic fruit and vegetable delivery services, we thought it was time for round two of our previous post: HK’s Top Organic Fruit & Veg Delivery. In our roundup below, we showcase Continue Reading …

Traveling To London & Want To Stay Fit? Try Well Aware, Your Bespoke Wellness Concierge

Traveling To London & Want To Stay Fit? Try Well Aware, Your Bespoke Wellness Concierge

It’s the classic modern traveler’s dilemma: how do you keep healthy on the road? You’ve just gotten off a long-haul flight. You’re jetlagged and waking up at 3am local time in strange surroundings. Room service may not be available and you end up reaching for that can of Pringles in the minibar. Not only are Continue Reading …

Q & A With Organic Beauty Expert Daniela Pelonara, Founder Of Native Essentials: How To Choose Sunscreen & Anti-Pollution Skincare

Q & A With Organic Beauty Expert Daniela Pelonara, Founder Of Native Essentials: How To Choose Sunscreen & Anti-Pollution Skincare

We are huge fans of Native Essentials, a full range luxury personal care line handcrafted right here in Hong Kong, all of whose products are made with organic essential oils that the founder extracts from plants herself. Daniela Pelonara is her brand’s best advertisement- she has the skin of a child: smooth, glowing and completely unlined. We Continue Reading …

Green Queen’s Guide to Great Coffee Online, Find The Best Without Ever Leaving Your Flat

Green Queen’s Guide to Great Coffee Online, Find The Best Without Ever Leaving Your Flat

Here at Green Queen we REALLY love our coffee. But finding quality sustainable beans in Hong Kong can be a bit of a challenge and sometimes it feels like the only way to get a good cup-o-Joe is to head out to an artisanal coffee shop. Which is why we put together this shortlist. After much Continue Reading …

Plant-Based Cooking Hacks: One Pot Quinoa & Mushroom Risotto

Plant-Based Cooking Hacks: One Pot Quinoa & Mushroom Risotto

Here’s another great quinoa idea for you to create in the kitchen. By substituting the heavy, carb-laden risotto rice with quinoa, a traditionally heavy dish is transformed into a lighter, healthier and more nourishing meal. What we also like about using quinoa is that it removes the need for continuous stirring. All you need to Continue Reading …

Be A Waste-Conscious Hong Konger – 10 Things You Can Do To Lessen Your Eco Load On Our City…And The Planet

Be A Waste-Conscious Hong Konger – 10 Things You Can Do To Lessen Your Eco Load On Our City…And The Planet

In honor of Zero Waste Week June 7th through 14th 2015, the incredible campaign spearheaded by our friends at Ecozine and HK Cleanup which invites Hong Kongers to commit to one week of sending NOTHING to the landfill in order to raise awareness about our huge trash problem, we thought we would share our top Continue Reading …

Our Complete Guide to Aerial Yoga in Hong Kong (including Flyoga and AnitiGravity yoga)

Our Complete Guide to Aerial Yoga in Hong Kong (including Flyoga and AnitiGravity yoga)

Aerial yoga, AntiGravity® yoga, aerial yoga, fly yoga or Flyoga®- this new fitness craze has many names. Each class is slightly different but in a nutshell aerial yoga combines yoga, pilates and aerial acrobatics, all done using a large piece of fabric (sometimes called a “hammock”) attached to the ceiling. Proponents tout a plethora of Continue Reading …

Green Queen Giving: Plastic Free Seas – On A Mission To Rid The Ocean Of Humanity’s C-R-A-P

Green Queen Giving: Plastic Free Seas – On A Mission To Rid The Ocean Of Humanity’s C-R-A-P

How was Plastic Free Seas (PFS) started? Having been organizing beach cleanups for years in Discovery Bay, and speaking at more and more schools about doing beach cleanups, volunteering and the general issue of plastic marine pollution, our founder Tracey Read decided to participate in a research expedition through the Great Pacific Garbage Patch to see for Continue Reading …

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 …