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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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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

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 Continue Reading …

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

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 Continue Reading …

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

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

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 Continue Reading …

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

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

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 Continue Reading …

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

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

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 Continue Reading …

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

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 Continue Reading …

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

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 Continue Reading …

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

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

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 Continue Reading …

Make This Year’s Christmas Your Greenest One Yet

Make This Year’s Christmas Your Greenest One Yet

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 Continue Reading …

Green Queen’s Last Minute Xmas Food Guide 2014

Green Queen’s Last Minute Xmas Food Guide 2014

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 Continue Reading …

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

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

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 Continue Reading …

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

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

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. Continue Reading …

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

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

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 Continue Reading …

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)

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 Continue Reading …