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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 …

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 …