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How to make apple sauce and what to do with it!

29 October 2013

Don't know what to do with apple sauce? You're not alone: folks brought up in New Zealand have rarely used apple sauce, but it's a staple in many cultures around the world including North America and various European countries. ..

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Emily’s Top 5 Natural Makeup Picks for the 2017 Party Season

5 December 2016

Here at Commonsense Organics, we’re passionate about healthy food. What you might not know is that we’re also passionate about beauty products that are good for you and good for the earth...

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No BPA in Commonsense Receipts

18 July 2012

Our co-founder Marion Wood is concerned, not only for all retail workers in New Zealand, but also for kids playing 'shop' with Mum and Dad’s receipts...

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Dairy Free Pesto Recipe

14 February 2014

Ever wondered how we manage to put gorgeous green pesto in our vegan sandwiches and wraps? We make our own dairy free, vegan pesto on site. Try it at home with whatever herbs you've got (basil, parsley, coriander, mint, dill, etc)...

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Quinoa Salad with Tahini Dressing Recipe

6 October 2017

Due to popular demand, we have asked our chef, Scott to release this awesome recipe for our delicious lunch bar Quinoa Salad!..

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How To: Fight Climate Change by Reducing Your Food Waste

25 July 2016

The conversations surrounding climate change often make it seem like an insurmountable problem. When the polar ice caps are melting, sea levels are rising and the whole world is heating up, it’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking that climate change is out of your control...

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How To Tell If The Eggs You're Buying Really Are Free Range

24 June 2016

In a survey conducted by SAFE, 8 out of 10 New Zealanders said that they cared about buying free range eggs. As more information comes to light about the horrors of battery farming, it's not surprising that the majority of us like to know that the eggs we’re eating come.....

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Our top Halloween treats

Posted by Grainne Patterson on 22 September 2017

Our top Halloween treats..

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Easy Chocolate & Raspberry Gluten Free Muffin Recipe

7 August 2014

Our world famous muffins sell out so quickly we thought we better share the recipe, so here's one of our customer favourites: gluten free chocolate and raspberry muffins. This muffin recipe is not only gluten free but also dairy and egg free (making it vegan too) and nut free as well...

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Auckland Store NOW OPEN

1 April 2015

As of 8am this morning our Mt Eden store is officially open!..

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NZ Cheese Month: 3 Steps to cheese board perfection with Teva

6 September 2017

October is Cheese Month in Aotearoa New Zealand. It’s a GOUDA time to try some of the GRATE options made here in Aotearoa New Zealand. Don’t know where to start? No need to be BLUE! We GRILLED our resident cheese connoisseur Teva Stewart for his top tips on creating cheeseboard perfection...

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How To Rear a Happy Pig

1 June 2016

We are very honoured and proud to present to you Chatty the Big Pink Pig - major NZ celebrity. Chatty is most famous for starring in an ad for Vodafone in 2015, but since then has built up a following of more than 15,000+ on Instagram, where she regularly posts.....

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