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Jenny Star Lor

Jenny Star Lor is Green Queen’s resident eco wellness writer. She is passionate about reducing her carbon footprint, loves all things fitness and enjoys tasting her way through Hong Kong’s veggie dining options. Originally from Los Angeles, she now calls Hong Kong home. Previously, she wrote and reported for global publications such as The Hollywood Reporter and US Weekly. She is also a passionate pole dancer and teaches classes across Hong Kong.

From Rooftop Gardens to Microgreens: Hong Kong’s Urban Farming Pioneers

3 Mins Read A metropolis of skyscrapers, frenetic sidewalks and dazzling nightlife, Hong Kong’s thriving economy has always fallen short on one thing – food security. The city is dangerously dependent on food import; a shocking 90 percent of the total food supply in Hong Kong is imported. While we have over 300 conventional, industrial farms that account […]

The 5 Best Vegan-Friendly Restaurants in Taipei

3 Mins Read Famed for being a plant-based paradise, Taipei has no shortage of excellent vegetarian dining options. With a penchant for innovative culinary prowess, fresh vegetables and a strong Buddhist tradition, the city of Azaleas (that’s their national flower, FYI) is proof that a thriving vegan dining scene can be a serious touristic draw. The Taiwanese capital […]

9 Vegetable-Filled Fruit Smoothies for Healthy, Smooth Sipping

4 Mins Read Ah smoothies: the ultimate way for your salad to taste like dessert. Easy to make, easy to take, easy when you wake, smoothies are a great way to get in your recommended fruits and veg allowance, not to mention keep your energy levels high and build muscle to improve athletic performance. Great as a snack […]

11 Easy Vegan Recipes For Deliciously Simple Weeknight Dinners

5 Mins Read Beans, lentils, quinoa, whole grains, soy, and portobello mushrooms are great alternatives to non-animal protein sources. Naturally high in protein, there are a ton of ways to cook these super filling nutrient-dense vegan picks. These delicious and healthy vegan recipes pack in all that plant-based power and cook up easy for no-fuss weeknight meals. 1. Crispy Cauliflower Tacos […]

5 Meaty, Vegan Protein Options To Keep In Your Fridge At All Times

4 Mins Read Bring home-cooking to another level with these vegan protein staples that are meaty, versatile, and oh-so yummy. As convenient as it is to eat out, there is something to be said about cooking your own meals. Sometimes, we’re just over the foods we have come to know and love, and other times it just feels […]

10 Vegan Jackfruit Recipes You Have to Try

6 Mins Read The jack of all fruits, AKA jackfruit, could very well be the vegan’s dream food. It’s amazing how meaty this tropical fruit is when young and unripe! Taste-wise, jackfruit is essentially a blank canvas to work with and texture wise, it mimics the feel of shredded/pulled meat. Packed with vitamins, minerals, potassium, fibers and scores […]

Green Queen Guide To Dealing With Hong Kong Air Pollution

4 Mins Read In a city beset by gridlocked traffic, power plants, and factories in Guangdong and the Pearl River Delta, Hong Kong’s air pollution contributes a major breathing problem to its seven million plus citizens. Our air quality has become a serious environmental risk. According to the UN Environment Programme, over 90% of people across APAC are […]

Where To Get The Best Bowl of (Vegan) Dan Dan Noodles

3 Mins Read Is there anything better than slurping a bowl of classic Sichuan dan dan noodles (also known as Bang Bang Noodles, or Dan Dan Meen)? Piling thin noodles on top a spicy chili oil, nutty peanut sauce, mouth numbing peppercorn, and a sprinkling of sesame…. ooh! Traditionally including minced pork and scallions, it used to be […]

New All in One Air Purifier Takes On HK indoor Air Pollution

2 Mins Read The first-ever patented intelligent indoor air system has arrived to Hong Kong in a bid to improve breathing conditions at home. OLFINITY, a revolutionary IoT integrated air monitor, purifier and aromatherapy diffuser series that works in tandem has been lauded at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show to fight off pollutants that could be lurking in […]

Plant-Based Fromage Anyone? A Guide To Asia’s Best Vegan Cheese Startups

3 Mins Read If there’s one thing that’s a little hard to give up when going plant-based, it’s the cheeseboard. Pre-dinner, post-meal, during cocktail hour or just as a snack anytime, cheese and crackers is the ultimate in delicious gorging food. But a new age of ethical, sustainable and healthy food consumption is upon us and dairy cheese […]

Green With Worry: Do You Have Eco-Anxiety? A Beginner’s Guide

5 Mins Read You might recall the harrowing image of an emaciated polar bear in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago taken by wildlife photographer Paul Nicklenthat and published in National Geographic back in 2017. It was tragic, disturbing and very controversial. When I saw that image, it haunted me for months. The harsh reality highlighting a painful truth unfolding […]

Plant-Based Fine Dining: Hong Kong’s Best Vegan Tasting Menus

5 Mins Read As the veganization of food wields its plant-based power, everyone is taking note! The foodtech industry is constantly changing and getting exciting, celebrities are encouraging their fans to jump on board, and restaurants around the world have begun offering more options than the paltry salads and sides of yore. In our fair city, the food […]

Asia Startup Revolv Revolutionises Takeaway Culture & Fights Plastic Pollution With RFID-Enabled Network of Reusable Cups & Containers

4 Mins Read As waste continues to accumulate in landfills and oceans across the planet, endangering marine and wildlife, the importance of confronting plastic pollution has never been more pressing. We are running out of time and we are literally drowning in plastic. According to statistics from the World Economic Forum on the new plastics economy, “32% of […]