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Green Queen Loves: Kabi Organics – Discover The Secret To Sublime Scandinavian Skin

Green Queen Loves: Kabi Organics – Discover The Secret To Sublime Scandinavian Skin

Deep in Central Estonia, below miles upon miles of pine forests, in the highly mineral-enriched ground of a protected natural park lie peat bogs 20 meters into the ground. Peat, which is not to be confused with mud or clay, is far from common. Found only in the most northern of countries such as Finland and Canada, Continue Reading …

Green Queen Reviews Grassroots Pantry: The Sophomore Years – Chef Peggy Chan Takes On Hollywood (Road)

Green Queen Reviews Grassroots Pantry: The Sophomore Years – Chef Peggy Chan Takes On Hollywood (Road)

Given the cult status of Grassroots Pantry’s more intimate first residence on Fuk Sau Lane, there are some rather great expectations for chef Peggy Chan’s new iteration of Grassroots Pantry. No longer tucked away in an cul de sac in Sai Ying Pun, the sophomore version of her plant-based gourmet bistro is located at 108 Hollywood Road, with what Continue Reading …

Green Queen Complete Guide To Gardening Resources In Hong Kong – From Urban Farm Installs To Organic Seeds To Permaculture Workshops

Green Queen Complete Guide To Gardening Resources In Hong Kong – From Urban Farm Installs To Organic Seeds To Permaculture Workshops

Oh, the joys of gardening…There is something deeply soothing about planting, tending to and harvesting your own produce. Many of you may think that this rewarding past-time is a non-starter in Hong Kong where space is at a premium and where it feels that most people have traded their green thumb for well- trading. But the Continue Reading …

15 Health & Happiness Habits To Live By (Because Happy = Healthy. Or Is It Healthy = Happy?)

15 Health & Happiness Habits To Live By (Because Happy = Healthy. Or Is It Healthy = Happy?)

One day a week, sleep in as long as you want. We are all ridiculously sleep deprived. Just give in to your bed… Read more. It doesn’t matter what you like to read (ok, celebrity gossip mags don’t count)- on your fashion magazines, health blogs (we recommend Green Queen ;), fiction, science manuals, cookbooks, autobiographies, Continue Reading …

Raw Vegan Multi-Layer Fruit Bars – Wow Your Guests (And The Kiddos) With These Delicious & Stunning Sweet Creations

Raw Vegan Multi-Layer Fruit Bars – Wow Your Guests (And The Kiddos) With These Delicious & Stunning Sweet Creations

We can’t get enough of raw desserts here at Green Queen- packed with nutrition and wholesome deliciousness, what’s not to love? Plus, we love how guilt-free they are! It’s hardly comparable to scarfing down a tub of Häagen-Dazs…There’s really not much we can say about this heavenly recipe that isn’t already obvious from the photos…More of Continue Reading …

Online Eco Fashion Roundup: The Best Green-Forward Boutiques From Around The Globe

Online Eco Fashion Roundup: The Best Green-Forward Boutiques From Around The Globe

The green world can be daunting for the fashionistas among us. Fashion is not just about how things are made. Aesthetics and design are paramount and frankly, it’s long been a hemp fabric and shapeless tunic affair… However, the growing number of reports describing working conditions in garment factories around the world has left many Continue Reading …

The 5 Least Dangerous Sugars – Sweetener Options That Work In Moderation

The 5 Least Dangerous Sugars – Sweetener Options That Work In Moderation

By Mikko Revonniemi, founder of Berrytime Sure, too much sugar can rot your teeth, make you a little hyperactive and cause your waistline to expand. But is it fair to call it “the most dangerous drug” of our time? Yes, very much so, says public health official Paul Van der Velpen of the Nertherlands.  In Continue Reading …

An Ode To Buzz Feed (And Our Hometown): The Top 9 Reasons Why Hong Kong Rocks As A Health Hub

An Ode To Buzz Feed (And Our Hometown): The Top 9 Reasons Why Hong Kong Rocks As A Health Hub

We sure do give our home city a hard time when it comes to living a healthy lifestyle- the pollution, the lack of organic food, the dearth of paleo offerings, the expense of eating healthy…We get it- things could be better. But what about all the good stuff? Below we roundup all of the awesome Continue Reading …

Weekend Outdoors: Top 6 Hong Kong Organic Farm Day Trips For Families & Kids

Weekend Outdoors: Top 6 Hong Kong Organic Farm Day Trips For Families & Kids

Hong Kong sure is a family friendly city! But many of us forget how much of Hong Kong there is to explore with the whole fam. Hong Kong now boasts a large selection of organic farms, which as a Green Queen reader you already knew, but what you probably don’t realize is how family-friendly they Continue Reading …

A Beginner’s Guide To Mindfulness: The Questions You Always Wanted To Ask

A Beginner’s Guide To Mindfulness: The Questions You Always Wanted To Ask

What is mindfulness? Mindfulness is the practice of taking the opportunity to be aware of the present moment non-judgmentally and with intent while focusing on your breath. If this does not make immediate sense to you, don’t worry. It took us a few tries to fully understand. Basically, mindfulness is when you take time out Continue Reading …

How To Make Cauliflower Pizza – Step By Step Guide PLUS Middle Eastern Topping Inspiration

How To Make Cauliflower Pizza – Step By Step Guide PLUS Middle Eastern Topping Inspiration

Love pizza but hate the carb overload? Well we have the perfect answer for you! Cauliflower pizza sounds impossible but not only is it totally doable, it’s incredibly nutritious! Cauliflower is part of the antioxidant-and vitamin-packed cruciferous vegetable family, the very same one that gave us superfood extraordinaire kale. vegetable intake. And don’t worry- there Continue Reading …

Green Queen Guide To Hong Kong Brews – The Best Locally Made Craft Beer

Green Queen Guide To Hong Kong Brews – The Best Locally Made Craft Beer

Over the last few years, beer has experienced a renaissance of sorts. Gone is the watered-down overly commercial swill most of us are used to- today’s beers are seasonal, made in micro-breweries by home brew aficionados, with the only the best ingredients sourced from the world over. Craft brewers lovingly blend hops, malted barley, and Continue Reading …

Green Queen Health: 10 Things You Need To Know About Oil Pulling

Green Queen Health: 10 Things You Need To Know About Oil Pulling

Oil pulling involves swishing/holding vegetable oil in your mouth when you first wake up (though some adherents doing before every meal of the day) and then spitting it out. It is an ancient Ayurvedic dental practice that was first mentioned in Indian texts in 800 B.C. Its primary goal is to rid the mouth, and Continue Reading …

This Condiment Will Change Your Life or The Ultimate Homemade Szechuan Chilli Oil Recipe

This Condiment Will Change Your Life or The Ultimate Homemade Szechuan Chilli Oil Recipe

We cannot speak highly enough of this recipe. Our household is addicted to it- we put it on absolutely everything! No doubt, Szechuan peppercorns powers to numb your mouth have been compared by many to a naturally induced high. Obviously, in Hong Kong you can find many versions this at most supermarkets and grocery stores. Continue Reading …

Top Of The Pots – Hong Kong’s Best Eco Luxe Beauty Online Boutiques

Top Of The Pots – Hong Kong’s Best Eco Luxe Beauty Online Boutiques

Hong Kong can be tough on a girl’s skin: the pollution, the sun, the long days, the late nights….Let’s face it: none of these lead to you looking your best. So what’s an eco girl to do? With most products at the neighborhood pharmacy/drugstore being full of nasties, it can be really tough to locate quality eco-friendly Continue Reading …

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 …