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Superfood Beetroot: 10 Delicious Ways with the Humble Beet

8 May 2017

We’re delighted to be celebrating Winter Wellness Week from 12-18 June 2017. As part of this, we’re giving some love to one of our favourite winter vegetables: the humble beet. Beetroot is not only delicious, it’s also a superfood with fantastic health properties...

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The Urban Monk: Fantastic Monastic Cultured Food

4 May 2017

We love how passionate our suppliers and growers are, and Christchurch-based Matt Morris is as passionate as they come! Director of The Urban Monk, he takes a spiritual approach to creating delicious certified organic cultured vegetables. We love his fresh take on work and food almost as much as we love his fresh &.....

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Lucy's Ten Minute Gluten-free Vegetarian Gnocchi Recipe

30 April 2017

Looking for a super-quick supper that ticks many dietary needs? This tasty gnocchi dish is vegetarian, gluten-free and takes only ten minutes to prepare and cook! Our Corporate Services Manager Lucy Kebbell used Sabato's gluten-free gnocchi from Commonsense Organics. It's made from potatoes, rice and corn. ..

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Our Online Store Refresh – With All Your Favourites!

27 April 2017

Drumroll please… we’re delighted to announce we have completed a huge update of our Online Store! Our Merchandise Manager Teva has spent several weeks working his way through all our products, and we are very happy with the results. Take a look for yourself and find your favourite products! To celebrate, we’ve.....

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Healthy Dog Food: Halina's 3 Top Picks for Canine Cuisine

21 April 2017

Meet Flossie: the latest addition to our Commonsense family! She may be great with customers, but her shelf-stocking skills still need a bit of work... Flossie’s arrival got us thinking more about dogs and what they eat: how can you tell if you’re feeding your dog high quality food that doesn’t.....

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The Commonsense Kitchen: Oat & Sesame Cookies

17 April 2017

Chewy, nutty and absolutely delicious! These Oat & Sesame Cookies are a Kiwi classic, with a twist. To commemorate ANZAC Day, we asked Scott Hayles, Manager of The Commonsense Kitchen, to share this recipe with us. These cookies are available at all our Wellington region store lunchbars! ..

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No Sugar-Coating: My Real-Life 'I Quit Sugar' Diary

Posted by Liz Willoughby-Martin on 3 April 2017

I was brought up on sugar. My bones are made from Angel Delight and hokey pokey. My veins are filled with plum crumble and raspberry liquorice sticks. Sugar is my life-force. That’s why I chose to give it up. ..

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Ask a Naturopath: 10 Ways to Boost Your Immunity

1 April 2017

As the weather cools down, we all want to do our best to stay well and healthy. That’s why we asked one of our talented Naturopaths, Dianna Tawharu, for her top tips on avoiding colds and flus this cold season...

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Ask Teva: 8 Easy Wine Picks for Vino Rookies

31 March 2017

Wine: either you LOVE it, or you know hardly anything about it. So what do you do if you’re in the second category, and you're heading to dinner with the in-laws or going to a BYO date with someone you'd really like to impress?  You have two choices. You can either (a).....

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Are Oats Gluten Free?

12 March 2017

Oats: contaminated by gluten or just straight glutinous? We did the research so you don’t have to: here’s the low down on why your oats aren’t truly gluten free...

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