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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 …

Green Queen Guides: 5 Kid-Friendly Hong Kong Hikes

Green Queen Guides: 5 Kid-Friendly Hong Kong Hikes

There’s more to Hong Kong than concrete buildings and neon signs. Sure, if you’re in the centre of all those magnificent skyscrapers, then it’s easy to forget about the city’s greenery. But venture out of the urbanised areas and in less than half an hour you will find yourself amongst dense wilderness, biking paths and hiking Continue Reading …

Why Eating Seasonally Is Better For You (And The Planet)

Why Eating Seasonally Is Better For You (And The Planet)

Living in the modern world means that you can have whatever you want, whenever you want it. This is very different from the way our human ancestors lived- they relied only on the fruits and vegetables that were available according to the time of the year. season. It turns out they may have been on to something. Continue Reading …

World Renowned Animal Activist & Model/Actor Richie Kul Myth Busts The Carnivore Illusion: Dispelling Arguments Against Ditching Meat

World Renowned Animal Activist & Model/Actor Richie Kul Myth Busts The Carnivore Illusion: Dispelling Arguments Against Ditching Meat

By Richie Kul   As an outspoken supporter of animal welfare organizations and a believer in the sanctity of life, I regularly get quizzed on my stance on various animal-related issues, from the virtues and extremes of a plant-based diet to animal testing to the exploitation of animals in the fur, leather, and wool trades. Continue Reading …

The Complete Guide to Hong Kong’s Artisanal Coffee Shops

The Complete Guide to Hong Kong’s Artisanal Coffee Shops

We are delighted to share this fantastic guide from our friends at Foodie, Hong Kong’s authority on all things delicious. Enjoy!   Coffee. It is not an easy task, any longer, to brag that you have finally found a good coffee joint in this city. In fact, picking one now is like choosing your favourite child. Continue Reading …

Hong Kong Born Pantry: A Roundup Of The City’s Most Delicious Food Artisans

Hong Kong Born Pantry: A Roundup Of The City’s Most Delicious Food Artisans

The Hong Kong food scene continues to heat up with a growing selection of delicious locally produced products. These artisanal, handmade gems are all made with love right here in Hong Kong. Their freshness means their carbon footprint is low and their list of preservatives is non existent. We have rounded up local brands that have Continue Reading …

Green Queen NGO Spotlight: 24 Hour Race’s Mission To Stop Human Trafficking

Green Queen NGO Spotlight: 24 Hour Race’s Mission To Stop Human Trafficking

How was 24 Hour Race started? In 2009, 15 year old Christopher Schrader began walking 600 kilometres across the base of England in memory of a recent friend. The journey changed his life and highlighted the synergy between philanthropy and endurance, that as a young person there existed an effective way to positively demonstrate your Continue Reading …

Green Queen Recipes: How To Make The Perfect Ayurvedic Kitchari (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

Green Queen Recipes: How To Make The Perfect Ayurvedic Kitchari (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

‘Kitchari’ is an age old Ayurvedic nourishing stew, consisting of rice and beans (to be put simply). Usually in a traditional context yellow mung beans and basmati rice are used, as these are easily digested.   Another component of of kitchari is that fact that you can create custom spice blends according to your Ayurvedic Continue Reading …

Weekend Cleanse: Green Queen’s Guide to Detoxing At Home

Weekend Cleanse: Green Queen’s Guide to Detoxing At Home

It’s January and we have all over-indulged over the holidays. Our natural instinct is to want to detox and cleanse our body of all the excess. That being said, many of us don’t have the time (or budget) for a spa getaway. Not to worry! Green Queen has put together this handy guide to detoxing at Continue Reading …

Green Queen Guide To Hong Kong Pet Shops – Our Picks Of The City’s Greenest Pet Resources

Green Queen Guide To Hong Kong Pet Shops – Our Picks Of The City’s Greenest Pet Resources

We all love our furry friends. They are always there for us with a smile and a lick that can cheer us up even on the worst days. Now you can treat your real best friend as well as you would treat yourself with this selection of Green Queen Approved pet shops and services. Holistic Continue Reading …

Make The Perfect Bowl Of Bone Broth: Chef Secrets That No One Talks About

Make The Perfect Bowl Of Bone Broth: Chef Secrets That No One Talks About

The explosion of the bone broth trend means there are now hundreds of recipes all over the internet. Everyone wants to know how to make this But the secret to delicious bone broth does not in a simple recipe. Great chefs and cooks have secret tips that are not part of an instruction list. As Continue Reading …

Green Queen Guide to Hong Kong Juice Cleanses – 2015 Edition

Green Queen Guide to Hong Kong Juice Cleanses – 2015 Edition

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