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

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

Home Spa Guide

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 […]

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

Puppy and Kitten Eating

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 […]

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

Homemade Bone Broth

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 […]

Green Queen Guide to Hong Kong Juice Cleanses – 2015 Edition

Green Queen Guide to Hong Kong Juice Cleanses – 2015 Edition

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Green Queen Heroes: Dream Team Isaac & Lacey Goldstein of Happy Cow Dairy Free Ice Cream

Green Queen Heroes: Dream Team Isaac & Lacey Goldstein of Happy Cow Dairy Free Ice Cream

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Tell us a little bit about yourself. Lacey and I are originally from California; we both met in San Francisco during university. Before we married, I promised her that we would travel the world, two years later departed on our 5-year journey, which ultimately landed us here in Hong Kong. While living in Beijing for […]

HK’s Top Organic Fruit & Veg Delivery – We Do The Homework So You Don’t Have To

HK’s Top Organic Fruit & Veg Delivery – We Do The Homework So You Don’t Have To

veg delivery for GQ

January means we are all thinking about our resolutions and whether we want 2015 to be about clean eating, more home cooking, or simply dropping a few kgs. No matter where you stand, eating more fresh fruits and veggies is always a good idea. Which brings us to the question, where can us busy Hong Kongers […]

Trend Alert: Have You Heard Of Bone Broth? You Will.

Trend Alert: Have You Heard Of Bone Broth? You Will.

Chicken Stock

While you are sipping on your raw, cold-pressed green juice, a new liquid health food trend is brewing. Welcome to the world of bone broth. Get ready for it to take the green foodie world by storm this year. Green Queen gives you the lowdown on this nourishing tradition that is being brought back to life […]

The Colorful World of Asian Pickles – Lantau Mama Fermenting Series Part 2

The Colorful World of Asian Pickles – Lantau Mama Fermenting Series Part 2

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Asia is the ideal place to discover fermented foods. Almost all of the major Asian cultures have a tradition of fermenting that dates back thousands of years. Fermenting is still very much alive and well today- in fact, in many places in Asia, fermented foods make up every meal of the day.   In the second […]

Want Glowing Skin? Follow These 5 Natural Tricks To Banish Dullness

Want Glowing Skin? Follow These 5 Natural Tricks To Banish Dullness

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We are always being told what to eat to make our skin clear and beautiful – avocados, walnuts, salmon, kale…the list goes on. Sometimes you can do all of this and much more yet still feel like you aren’t getting the results you want. January is detox season so a perfect time to tackle dull skin. The problem […]

Be a BETTER You in 2015 – How To Conquer New Year’s Resolutions

Be a BETTER You in 2015 – How To Conquer New Year’s Resolutions

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Ah January! It is such a hopeful month- a whole year of wonderful experiences ahead. The start of a new year is for many of us a time of change, an opportunity for self improvement, a chance to rethink our habits- a new beginning, really. We are given a restart- all of our past mistakes […]

Eat Clean in 2015: 5 Healthy Lunch Spots in Central That Won’t Break The Bank

Eat Clean in 2015: 5 Healthy Lunch Spots in Central That Won’t Break The Bank

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We’ve all over-gorged over the holidays so this month, it’s all about reconnecting with our bodies and our health. During a busy work day, it can be difficult to make the time to make healthy choices. Luckily, Hong Kong boasts an ever-increasing number of clean eating restaurants. We’ve rounded up our top five Central spots, all […]

Co-Founder of Genie Juicery & Certified Health Coach Melanie Barnish Talks Cleansing

Co-Founder of Genie Juicery & Certified Health Coach Melanie Barnish Talks Cleansing

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Melanie Barnish is the Co-Founder of Genie Juicery and a Certified Health. Below, she shares her thoughts on the importance of detoxing and why she loves juice cleansing in particular.   I love the start of a new year: it’s a time for renewal, an occasion to reassess your goals, recalibrate our bodies and make […]

Make This Year’s Christmas Your Greenest One Yet

Make This Year’s Christmas Your Greenest One Yet

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Who doesn’t love Christmas? ‘Tis the season to give, receive, eat and be merry and we’re already wearing bursting with yuletide cheer! The tree is trimmed, presents are popping up under it in the middle of the night (Is that you, Santa?) and the letter box is filled with cards from friends and family. Not […]

Green Queen’s Last Minute Xmas Food Guide 2014

Green Queen’s Last Minute Xmas Food Guide 2014

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Expecting a full house on Christmas Eve/Day and have not gotten around to sorting out your sustainably sourced Christmas dinner? Not to worry, Green Queen has you covered. We have scoured the Green Queen Guide to Hong Kong to bring you the best last minute options to sort out everything from meat to veggies to […]

Green Queen Recipes: Cranberry & Pineapple Relish – Tropical & Christmassy

Green Queen Recipes: Cranberry & Pineapple Relish – Tropical & Christmassy

Cranberry & Pineapple Relish

Grocery stores full of cranberries mean the holiday season is upon us- there’s something so festive about these juicy jewels that gets us feeling all Christmassy. But boring old cranberry jelly felt like a letdown so we added some of our Green Queen pizzazz and concocted this cranberry relish recipe- the pineapple adds some real zing […]

Asia’s Best Sweetener: Everything You Need To Know About Coconut Sugar

Asia’s Best Sweetener: Everything You Need To Know About Coconut Sugar

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With Christmas coming up, it’s hard to avoid the sugary highs that are ubiquitous during the holidays. But as we are always banging on about, white sugar is simply not good for you. However, there is no need to be a total grinch. You can still indulge your sweet tooth and engage in festive baking. […]

Green Queen Giving: Box of Hope – Boxes That Change Lives

Green Queen Giving: Box of Hope – Boxes That Change Lives

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How was Box of Hope started? Box of Hope was started in 2008 by Nicole Woolhouse and Harriet Cleverly. Our first year we just worked with Sunshine House Schools and collected an amazing 1,200 boxes which we stored and checked in our houses and then delivered by hand to Hong Kong recipients.   Realizing we had a […]

Green Queen Recipes: The Perfect Christmas Dessert- Cherry & Coconut Tofu Custard (Paleo, V, GF)

Green Queen Recipes: The Perfect Christmas Dessert- Cherry & Coconut Tofu Custard (Paleo, V, GF)

Cherry & Coconut Tofu Custard

Can you believe it’s less than a month until the New Year? 2014 just flew by! Luckily, we have Christmas to look forward to first. Christmas is a time for celebration with family and friends, a time to take stock and give thanks and best of all, a time to eat! While most of us […]

Green Queen Heroes: Lisa Christensen & Nissa Marion of Ecozine

Green Queen Heroes: Lisa Christensen & Nissa Marion of Ecozine

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Tell us a little bit about yourself. We’re best friends and business partners who both grew up in Canada, with a deep respect for nature and wildlife. We met in Hong Kong many years ago, and discovered our shared passions for the environment and for media, which eventually led to a fantastic friendship and working […]

9 Ways To Greenify Children Parties During The Holiday Season

9 Ways To Greenify Children Parties During The Holiday Season

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Nothing makes the little ones happier than a good old-fashioned celebration! The kiddies love the action, the special foods, the costumes, the decorations and the buildup of excitement that precedes festivities.   Trouble is, the way we celebrate special occasions- be they birthdays or Christmas or Lunar New Year- seems to be an excuse to […]

Gifts With A Heart: Our Top Picks From PhatRice For Everyone On Your List

Gifts With A Heart: Our Top Picks From PhatRice For Everyone On Your List

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With the holidays right around the corner, the yearly nightmare before Christmas of what to get everyone on our list has begun. However, this year PhatRice has you sorted. The sustainable e-commerce platform features fair trade, socially conscious and ethically made products and brands from around the globe. Who can argue with gifting that enriches the life of the […]

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Craft Beer But Were Afraid To Ask

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Craft Beer But Were Afraid To Ask

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So there you are, relaxing at the bar with your pals on a Friday night after work, when your discerning hipster friend starts complaining about the lack of  craft beers in Hong Kong. You nod along as if you know what he is talking about but really you are thinking: what the heck is the […]

The Entertainer Hong Kong Is THE PERFECT GIFT This Holiday Season

The Entertainer Hong Kong Is THE PERFECT GIFT This Holiday Season

Entertainer App and Book

Everyone’s got that one person that is absolutely impossible to shop for. They have everything or they are super picky or you are simply out of ideas. For that hard-to-cross-off-list individual, we have stumbled on the most perfect gift: The Entertainer Hong Kong: 2015 Edition. What is The Entertainer Hong Kong you ask? Simple: a […]

The Juice Diaries: Green Queen Goes Deep with nood food’s Juice Cleanses

The Juice Diaries: Green Queen Goes Deep with nood food’s Juice Cleanses

Nood Food Juice Cleanse

We know we harp on about people’s busy schedules and about how many of us don’t get enough of the right nutrients in our bodies. It’s important to follow a healthy and clean eating regime all year round of course. But, we also know that at some points in the year, it’s hard to be […]

Green Queen Recipes: Quinoa Craze – 3 Fabulous New Ideas Including Addictive Quinoa Sushi

Green Queen Recipes: Quinoa Craze – 3 Fabulous New Ideas Including Addictive Quinoa Sushi

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We’re still on the quinoa bandwagon. Last week we gave you three quinoa salad ideas. This week, we share a quinoa recipe for breakfast, lunch AND dinner. More fodder for your quinoa repertoire! Don’t feel obligated to have them all in a day (although we couldn’t resist!) – go ahead and spread them out throughout […]

Green Queen Foodie: Turkey Tales – Blue Butcher’s Brilliant Birds

Green Queen Foodie: Turkey Tales – Blue Butcher’s Brilliant Birds

Blue Butcher Turkey

The festive season is upon us. Whether it’s Thanksgiving or a Christmas party bash, there’s no escaping the gluttonous eating and or the over-imbibing of booze. So if you have a choice, why not pick a venue with a farm-to-table, nose-to-tail dining philosophy where quality produce is sourced from local, Australian and French farmers. Makes sense, n’est-ce-pas? Uber […]

Listen To Your Gut – Why Ferments Are Vital To Good Health

Listen To Your Gut – Why Ferments Are Vital To Good Health

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Ten years ago the terms microbes, gut bacteria and probiotics were not part of most people’s daily vocabulary. Fast forward to 2014, and it feels like barely a week goes by without another big news article about the importance of the over 100 trillion (yes, over 100,000,000,000,000) bacteria in our gut. The probiotic craze is everywhere. Even […]

Green Queen Recipes: 3 Easy Quinoa Salads

Green Queen Recipes: 3 Easy Quinoa Salads

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In this day and age, many of us can get so caught up in our busy lives that we are constantly chasing our tails trying to get through our long to-do lists- it feels like there is no time to do important things like cook. But study after study shows that people who eat home-cooked […]

Green Queen Giving: HandsOn Hong Kong

Green Queen Giving: HandsOn Hong Kong

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How was HandsOn Hong Kong (HOHK) started? HOHK was founded in 2007 by Shaun Bernier, who is still the Chair of our NGO. Shaun moved to Hong Kong from the US, where she had been involved with affiliates of the HandsOn Network – a global network of local people serving local causes by volunteering. One of […]

Green Queen Living: DIY The 411 on Mosquito Repellents and How To Make Your Own

Green Queen Living: DIY The 411 on Mosquito Repellents and How To Make Your Own

Mosquito Adjusted

The sun is shining, the sky is blue, there is a breeze- ideal conditions for a wonderful day of outdoor activities. There you are, minding your own business and trying to enjoy your picnic afternoon. Except for the one thorn in your (very itchy) side: mosquitos. It seems that no matter where you are, these […]

Green Queen Recommends: HK’s Top Eco Beauty Picks

Green Queen Recommends: HK’s Top Eco Beauty Picks

organic beauty spa

Caring about the earth doesn’t mean you need to go all patchouli and tie-dye when it comes to your beauty regime. We have picked our top names for getting groomed without the negative earth factor. These spots will have you looking your best without toxic additives or environmental damage. Looking amazing and feeling amazing all whilst […]

Green Queen Foodie: LockCha Tea House Part 2 – A Thoroughly Tea-lightful Experience

Green Queen Foodie: LockCha Tea House Part 2 – A Thoroughly Tea-lightful Experience

Three types of recommended tea

Located at Hong Kong Park, inside the Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware in the K.S. Lo Gallery, LockCha Tea House offers people an escape from the humid summer days and enjoy Chinese tea the traditional Chinese way. Lock is the Chinese word for happiness, Cha means tea. The establishment seeks to offer a place […]