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    Green Queen Foodie: Aberdeen Street – Family & Vegetaria..

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    The owner of Aberdeen Street, a charming and friendly cafe that opened its doors last August, Sophie Lamacq, wanted to create a restaurant that she herself wanted to hang out at- relaxed environment, comfortable decor and an easy ambience with  good homey food for the whole family. She has succeeded in doing just that, and on weekends […]

    Save the World: Start Cycling or 8 Reasons to Be a Bike Cult Conver..


    Save the World: Start Cycling or 8 Reasons to Be a Bike Cult Convert Advocating urban cycling is hardly revolutionary. It’s common sense for most of us that cycling is environmentally friendly and just plain good for Planet Mother Earth. For argument’s sake, and because we love any sustainable movement and because we wanted to […]

    Green Queen Living: A Soup, A Salad & A Sweet, 3 Healthy Easy ..

    Tomato Soup GQ

    It’s hard to find time to cook at home so it’s important to be armed with easy-to-follow healthy and delicious recipes. Blogger Nicole Lana Lee from uber healthy food site Ola Huna has designed a complete meal from appetizer to dessert that takes an hour or less to prepare! Each dish contains superfood ingredients that […]

    Green Queen Recommends: Hong Kong’s Top Indie Beauty Brands

    Top Indie Beauty Brands

    A version of this post was previously published on Sassy Hong Kong.    Satisfy your inner beauty junkie urges with the finest of the city’s local and handmade beauty products. Below the best in class on all matters beauty & body so you can make the most sustainable choices. Better for the planet, better for you! […]

    Green Queen Giving: Synergy Social Ventures

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    How was Synergy Social Ventures started? Abbie Jung and Jana Svedova started Synergy in 2011 to help early stage socially-driven social entrepreneurs in Asia who are solving major social, economic and environmental challenges with revenue-generating business models.  We created Synergy to support these young, passionate, driven and resourceful social entrepreneurs grow their organizations into sustainable and financially […]

    Eco Insights: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Green Wine P..

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    In Part 1 of this series, we covered what it means for a wine to be organic, what sulfites are and why they can be harmful. In Part 2 below, we explain how biodynamic wine is different from organic wine and what exactly is vegan wine.  What is biodynamic wine? A biodynamic winery is philosophically […]

    Green Queen Loves: Think Chocolate’s Artisanal Cacao Mission


    Anyone who doesn’t know that Brooklyn is where it’s at when it comes to fabulous artisanal food products is obviously taking a vow of media silence. Hip foodie brands are literally pouring out of New York’s hipster borough where craftsmanship and farm to table values are celebrated above all else. Artisan chocolate epitomizes this trend […]

    Green Queen Living: Seafood Series Part 3 – Top 5 Sustainable..

    Buying Seafood

    Green Queen has given you the lowdown on how to buy seafood sustainably and you now have a guide to seafood ecolabels- all that’s left is to actually buy the seafood. Looking to make a delicious seafood feast that is as sustainable as it is delectable but not sure where to find what you need? […]

    Green Queen Loves: Eat Fresh Organic e-GreenGrocery Delivery

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    If you haven’t heard of Eat Fresh yet, you must be living under a (proverbial) organic rock. Originally a mom trio who wanted to organize local & organic veggie deliveries, Eat Fresh is now a powerhouse of organic grocery shopping run by Mia Man, a Certified Plant-based Food Chef and Board Certified Health Coach, and Martina […]

    Green Queen Ayurveda Series Part 3: Know Your Dosha, Know Yourself

    Doshas Ayurveda

    What is a Dosha?  The Ayurvedic concept of prakruti, which translates literally from Sanskrit as “nature,” refers to our natural mind-body constitution – the unique characteristics that each of us is born with, perceptible through emotions, behavior, body type, metabolism, and health tendencies.  The overall nature of a persons constitution is largely determined by which […]

    Green Queen Living: Sustainable Living Part 2 – A Guide to Se..

    Seafood Labels

    Feel overwhelmed during your seafood shop and not sure which labels means what? Not to worry, Green Queen has put together this handy guide to help you navigate the confusing world of seafood ecolabels. Next week, we share our list of the top places to buy sustainable seafood in Hong Kong. Stay tuned!      […]

    Green Queen Recommends: Hong Kong’s Top 5 Green Baby Wear

    organic baby clothes

    A version of this post was previously published on Sassy Mama Hong Kong.    Baby clothes have always been adorable, but now thanks to some great local shops they can be green as well!  So next time your precious sweetheart outgrows those tiny socks, check out these shops for items that are high in cuteness […]

    Green Queen Ayurveda Series Part 2: Reenita’s Top 5 Ayurvedic..

    Ayurveda Hong Kong

    1. Know thy dosha  You don’t have to become an expert but understanding your dosha - (your Ayurvedic mind-body constitution) is akin to understanding your own mind-body blueprint. If nothing else, it will equip you with better information about yourself for your next conversation with your doctor or healthcare provider. Find out  what your dominant dosha in […]

    Green Queen Living: Seafood Part 1 – How to Buy Seafood Susta..

    sustainable seafood

    When it comes to buying fish and seafood, Green Queen knows it can be hard to know if you are making the right choice. We want to help. In this three part series, we cover everything you need to know to be an informed and sustainable seafood buyer including what to buy, where to buy […]

    Green Queen Ayurveda Series Part 1: An Introduction to India’..

    Ayurvedic Spices

    By Reenita Hora Malhotra   My late grandparents had a longevity mantra that was synonymous with the objective of Ayurveda, India’s ancient medicine: to live long you must live life to your full potential.   Today, we lead more stressful lives than our grandparents did as we have consciously brought complexity into the framework of […]

    Eco Insights: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Green Wine P..

    Wine grapes

    Organic wine has graduated from a hippie dream to a bona-fide mega growth industry, one that no one can afford to ignore any longer. Love your evening vino but want to drink green? Know your way around the wine aisles and the difference between a vegan and a biodynamic wine! Stay informed with our handy […]

    Green Queen Exclusive: Mango Menus’ GF & Vegan School Packed..

    GF & Vegan School Packed Lunch Planners

    Week 4 is the final installment in Helen Scott of Mango Menus‘ Gluten Free & Vegan school packed lunch menu planners series. We hope these have made your lives easier. The ideas are so great and so easy to make feel free to use them for your busy hubby too or why not take them to office yourself?   If […]

    Green Queen Living: How to Make Raw Vegan Caramel Coconut Goji Truf..

    Raw Truffles Ola Huna

    By Nicole Lana Lee   Raw vegan desserts are nutritious, 100% natural and made without artificial sugar- this is better for your health, your waistline and the planet. And the incredible part is, the desserts can taste as good as, if not better, than conventional desserts which are loaded with artificial sugar and animal products. As […]

    Green Queen Giving: International Care Ministries (ICM)

    ICM Organic Vegitable Gardening - By Brian Yen

    For this month’s Green Queen Giving, we talk to Tess Lyons who heads up Donor Relations for the Hong Kong office of International Care Ministries (ICM) in Hong Kong.  How was ICM started? ICM came into existence 22 years ago when a Hong Kong woman was visiting The Philippines and a local lady asked for money […]

    Green Queen Loves: Lunchin’ with Something Fresh

    Something Fresh Noodles

    Last time we spoke to you about Something Fresh, they were newly launched and offering the busiest amongst us a great solution for a healthy vegan or vegetarian dinner. Their colorful meal kits with step by step instructions make us feel like a proper Chef in our own home- plus the selections are guilt-free. Something […]

    Green Queen Exclusive: Mango Menus’ GF & Vegan School Packed..

    GF & Vegan School Packed Lunch Planners

    It’s Week 3 and Helen Scott of Mango Menus is still going strong with creative and easy Gluten Free & Vegan to make ideas for the kids’ packed lunches to bring to school.    Helen is offering Green Queen fans  HKD 300 off her normally priced HKD 950 consultations, email her at mangomenus@gmail.com and use voucher code […]

    Eco Insights: 4 Reasons To Invest In a Green Roof

    Green Roof

    Green roofs are pretty trendy in the green community. Thanks to pro-green roof urban planners like the previous mayor of Chicago Richard Daley, whose green roof initiatives ensured that his city was the undisputed green roof pioneer in the US or countries like Germany where 10% of the entire country’s roofs are covered in vegetation, […]

    Green Queen Exclusive: Mango Menus’ GF & Vegan School Pa..

    GF & Vegan School Packed Lunch Planners

    Week 2 of the fabulously simple & healthy GF and vegan school menu planners for busy parents. Easy for mom, easy for the helper. Like last week, the first is Gluten-Free and one is Vegan- perfect for kiddies with allergies and who need to follow special diets. Also provided are handy shopping tips.    For bespoke menus to address […]

    Green Queen Loves: THANN Sanctuary – Thai Spa Heaven

    Thann Sanctuary Spa

    As soon as you enter THANN Sanctuary, you feel relaxed. They do two things a little differently than other spas in Hong Kong. Sound & Lighting. Sound wise- There is a running water sound, like a forest stream, and everything else is quiet. On the lighting front- everything is muted and glowy. From the moment […]

    Green Queen Heroes: Raw Chef Priscilla Soligo of Rawthentic Food

    Chef Priscilla Soligo

    Tell us a little bit about yourself.  I was born in Sydney, Australia and grew up with a love for bushwalking, surfing, children, music and food. After school I trained as a Chef, but it was a short-lived career. After meeting my husband and starting a family in Hong Kong, I pursued my passion for […]

    Green Queen Exclusive: Mango Menus’ GF & Vegan School Pa..

    GF & Vegan School Packed Lunch Planners

    Created by avid home chef Helen Scott, Mango Menus is a brand new Hong Kong-based foodie website jam-packed with recipes, a food blog and handy menu planning for families. School packed lunch planners are a part of this, and Green Queen is thrilled to share the ones below.    In Part 1 of this exciting series, […]

    Green Queen Recommends: 5 Great Eco Family Day Trips

    Hong Kong Wetland Park

    Looking for an activity for you and your family with a little more green and a little less concrete?  Well Hong Kong has many great options to get you out and about and enjoying a bit of nature.  As always our Guide to Hong Kong has these activities and many more under the Travel & Leisure section. […]

    Green Queen Giving: Grameen Foundation

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    We are thrilled to launch our brand new series, Green Queen Giving, where every month we will showcase one of the amazing NGOs or charities that we are proud to list in our Green Queen Guide to Hong Kong. In our inaugural post we talk to Christina Chao, responsible for Development & Marketing at Grameen Foundation’s […]

    Eco Insights: The ABCs of Green Vocabulary Part I

    Green Vocabulary

    In the green world, we bandy about so many terms, it’s hard to know what each of them mean. Examples like sustainable, organic, fair trade, green, eco-friendly- sometimes it sounds like they all mean the same thing. What do they all mean exactly? Some terms have technical meanings. Some are backed up by regulatory and […]

    Green Queen Recommends: HK’s Top 3 Detox Programs

    hong kong detox

    January is the time to make big changes, especially when it comes to health & wellness. People cleanse for various reasons and you can do so at any time during the year but January always feels like a great time to reset yourself and your body. Everyone has different goals when it comes to cleansing […]

    Green Queen Living: 8 Green Queen New Year Resolutions for 2014

    Green New Year's Resolutions

    1. Recycle, Recycle, Recycle  Absolutely no excuses. Talk to your building, train your helper and kids, contact HK Recycles- for HK 25 a month, they will pick up your recycling every week and give you categorized bags.  2. Visit a farmers market once a month Island East Markets, Star Ferry Farmers Market, Tuen Mun Farmers Market- […]

    Green Queen’s Last Minute Xmas Food Guide

    Xmas Living Room

    Only 5 more days until it is officially Christmas but really only 1 more day until most of us take time off and enjoy the holiday festivities. Spending time with family and friends is the best part of course, right after stuffing your face with delicious holiday food & drink! For the super green procrastinators […]

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