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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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Born to be Wild: Chocolate, Brazil & Prisons with Marie, Wildness Chocolate

17 January 2018

Marie from Wildness Chocolate is a force of nature. In the past few years her achievements include introducing a new flavour to a nation, buying land in Brazil, starting a chocolate company and working with women at Arohata Women’s Prison. Have we mentioned she’s also mother to three small children?!..

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Choosing the Right Sunscreen

17 January 2018

It has long been known that we need to protect ourselves from the sun and at Commonsense, we sell sunscreens to help keep yourself and your family safe from potentially harmful UV rays. But due to the complex nature of the ingredients found in most sunscreens, we can’t apply our.....

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9 Sustainable New Year's Resolutions for 2017

17 January 2018

New Year's resolutions: either you love them or you hate them. If you're the former, then we have a challenge for you. From transforming your home to changing up your daily cup of joe, we've come up with nine epically sustainable resolutions that are anything but conventional. ..

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11 Ways to Use Surplus Fruit and Vegetables

17 January 2018

Do you have an awesome fruit tree or a garden surplus? If your friends are in the same position and you are all wondering how much more lettuce you can eat.... have a look at our ideas for food sharing in your community...

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Interview with Yeshi Taye - Maker of Mamia's Ethiopian Sauce

17 January 2018

Mamia's is an Ethiopian cooking sauce that is made with love in Wellington, New Zealand. Yeshi Taye, owner and operator of Mamia's, was inspired to bring some of her Ethiopian culture to NZ supermarket shelves; and so Mamia's was born...

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Vitamin C Supplements

17 January 2018

Vitamin C is essential to human health. There are only a few species on the planet which do not make their own Vitamin C and humans are among them. It is vital that we get enough Vitamin C from our diet. ..

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How Niugini Organics Is Creating Brighter Futures in Papua New Guinea

17 January 2018

At Commonsense, we love hearing about and supporting other companies that are also dedicated to the values of organics, sustainability and fair trade – and none sets a better example than Niugini Organics. Niugini has been producing coconut oil in Papua New Guinea since 1994...

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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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