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Your Fad Food Horoscope for 2017

17 January 2018

Wondering what 2017 has in store for you? Well wonder no more, we have searched the skies and come up with some exclusive horoscopes... with a twist! Read on to find out what fad food will align with your star sign in the next twelve months...

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The Many Benefits of Slippery Elm

17 January 2018

Slippery elm: what is it, and what do you use it for? We take a closer look at this traditional remedy for IBS, heartburn and reflux. ..

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Breadfruit Flour Friands

17 January 2018

Breadfruit flour from Maiden South Pacific is a welcome new addition to our gluten free flours. Grown and processed in Samoa, this great new flour is 12 days fresh from the plant(!), versatile, nutritious, and supports the industry of our island neighbours...

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Your Commonsense Guide: Cooking Beans, Grains & Legumes

17 January 2018

Beans and grains are a necessary and nutritious part of our diet. We've created a guide to soaking and cooking times for most of the beans and grains sold at Commonsense. You can find the printed version in store - stick it to your fridge for easy reference!..

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Salicylate intolerance: the basics

17 January 2018

Both natural and synthetic salicylates can cause health problems. In high doses salicylates are harmful to everyone and overdose can be potentially life threatening. Most people tolerate them well however, a small percentage of the population find that even small doses may cause significant health problems.Salicylate sensitivity, or salicylate intolerance,.....

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Your Commonsense Guide: Sugars & Sugar Substitutes

17 January 2018

Everyone wants a bit of sweetness in their lives. From natural cane sugar, to Lucuma powder to xylitol, Commonsense has got you covered! ..

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Where to Eat in Wellington If...

17 January 2018

Looking for a Wellington eatery that offers organic, gluten free, vegetarian/vegan, free range or local food? ..

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Going Vegan with Commonsense

17 January 2018

At Commonsense, we know it can feel a little daunting to step into the world of veganism. That’s why we supply a variety of alternatives so that you never feel like you’re missing out, no matter what your dietary requirements are...

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A hard row to hoe: 25 years of organics with Bremdale Farms

17 January 2018

It’s our birthday on November 7th, 2016, and we’re celebrating a quarter century of years of rich relationships with our growers, suppliers, staff and customers. Some have been with us from the very start...

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Psyllium - A Gentle, Natural Laxative

17 January 2018

Psyllium husk is the powdered seed of the plant Plantago psyllium. It has been used traditionally in Chinese, Western and Ayurvedic medicine...

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How to Make Coconut Butter (A.K.A. Your New Favourite Food)

17 January 2018

Coconut Butter is a beautiful thing. It can be toast's best friend, a recipe's star player, or simply a quick and indulgent spoonful from the jar (we promise we won't tell anyone). ..

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Sugars & Substitutes 1: The Quick Guide

17 January 2018

We stock such a great variety of sugar and sugar substitutes that we put together a guide to explain the differences between products. Some products are the sweetest of sugars - perfect for sweetest tooth, and some substitutes are suitable for diabetics and people on sugar-free diets...

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