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Superfood Beetroot: 10 Delicious Ways with the Humble Beet

17 January 2018

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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Winter Wellness: 10 Ways to Boost Your Immunity

17 January 2018

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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From un-fair to All Good: how one company made bananas fair in Aotearoa

17 January 2018

It’s Fair Trade Fortnight (4-17 August 2017) and we thought we’d profile one of our all-time favourite suppliers: All Good Bananas. All Good's fair trade and organically-grown bananas are a HUGE favourite with our customers. We’re big fans of the ethics behind the business, too: we believe that All Good.....

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New In Store: Bio Inside Organic Snap Frozen Veges

17 January 2018

We are very excited to have a selection of Bio Inside snap frozen vegetables available in our Kilbirnie, Wellington, Mt Eden, Johnsonville and Kapiti stores (coming VERY soon to Lower Hutt as well). ..

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5 Ingredient Power Slice Recipe

17 January 2018

This easy-peasy recipe uses only five ingredients to make a delicious, nutritious bar slice. Make up a batch and enjoy them as breakfasts on the run, morning/afternoon pick-me-ups, or lunchbox favourites for the kids...

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Top Tips for Hay Fever Relief

17 January 2018

Spring is here! Sunshine, daffodils, lambs, and a welcome respite from the cold… what’s not to love? Well, for those who suffer from seasonal hay fever, the start of spring can be a bittersweet experience...

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Cheese Appreciation Month: 6 Cheeses We LOVE

17 January 2018

Local and organic cheese is one of our passions, whether it’s lovingly melted on pizza, perfectly paired with fruit and wine, or counterpointing the crispness in a good Greek Salad...

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The Urban Monk: Fantastic Monastic Cultured Food

17 January 2018

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...

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Juicing Made Easy

17 January 2018

There are a lot of keen juice-makers at Commonsense, both staff and customers. We know and love this delicious way to get a super hit of nutrients - but we also know how much produce you need to haul home to do it! That's why we created the Juicing Fruit.....

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Long-distance 101: ten healthy tips for running newbies

17 January 2018

New to long-distance running? We all want to keep ourselves healthy, but if you're new to running it can be hard to know where to start…..

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NZ Seasonal Produce Guide - Winter

17 January 2018

Shopping seasonally just makes sense. It's better for you because you're getting fresher, tastier food at a lower cost, and it's better for the environment because less fossil fuels are spent transporting the produce to stores and ultimately to your plate...

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Your Commonsense Guide: Flours & Grains A-Z

17 January 2018

Looking for only gluten free options? See our Gluten Free Flours and Grains A-Z...

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