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Winter Wellness: Turmeric Mānuka Tonic Recipe

1 June 2017

We’re delighted to be celebrating Winter Wellness Week here at Commonsense (12-18 June 2017). For us, this Tonic is the essence of winter wellness:  anti-inflammatory turmeric mixed with warming ginger, antibacterial Mānuka honey and Vitamin C-rich lemons. A grind of black pepper helps make the goodness of the turmeric more absorbable. ..

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Pumpkin, Kumara, Carrot & Coconut Soup Recipe

1 June 2017

The Commonsense Kitchen makes soup for our Wellington region stores - a different variety every weekday! Our Pumpkin, Kumara, Carrot & Coconut recipe is a customer favourite. "It's just delicious!" our Kitchen Manager Scott says. "Our stores get a lot of people coming in with diets where they can't eat tomatoes.....

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Beyond the MEAT Documentary: How are Animals Treated on Organic Farms?

23 May 2017

MEAT is a beautifully shot documentary focusing on the stories behind the meat on our supermarket shelves. Directed by David White, it’s a fascinating look at three farmers and one hunter in Aotearoa New Zealand and their relationship with the animals many of us eat. ..

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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. 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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