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Ask a Naturopath: 10 Ways to Boost Your Immunity

1 April 2017

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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Ask Teva: 8 Easy Wine Picks for Vino Rookies

31 March 2017

Wine: either you LOVE it, or you know hardly anything about it. So what do you do if you’re in the second category, and you're heading to dinner with the in-laws or going to a BYO date with someone you'd really like to impress?  You have two choices. You can either (a).....

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Are Oats Gluten Free?

12 March 2017

Oats: contaminated by gluten or just straight glutinous? We did the research so you don’t have to: here’s the low down on why your oats aren’t truly gluten free...

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Deliciously Healthy: 7 Seaweed Recipes You’ve Never Thought Of

6 March 2017

In celebration of this year’s Sea Week, we decided to focus on our favourite oceanic vegetable – seaweed!  Not only does it taste delicious, it's also laden with nutrients. ..

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Maximum Love, Minimum Rubbish: Jessica & Jim’s Waste-Free Wedding

6 March 2017

When you hear ‘wedding’, what do you imagine? You might think flowers, gorgeous dresses, fresh-pressed suits, bubbles, cake, loving smiles (and tears!) and lots of dancing. What might not immediately spring to mind? Rubbish.  ..

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The Commonsense Kitchen: Chocolate, Beetroot & Ginger Muffins

1 March 2017

As the weather starts to grow colder, an afternoon spent in a warm kitchen starts to look increasingly tempting. These muffins are a Commonsense lunchbar favourite: the sharp spiciness of the ginger perfectly juxtaposes the rich creamy chocolate and earthy beetroot...

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

27 February 2017

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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10 Unconventional Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

7 February 2017

Looking for a something a bit different this Valentine's Day? We’ve dreamt up 10 unconventional ways to show you care...

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Long-distance 101: ten healthy tips for running newbies

6 February 2017

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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Marion's Plum Jam Recipe

6 February 2017

Summer and early autumn are plum heaven at our stores. In February, the dark-fleshed varieties like Black Doris and Omega start to arrive and you know it's time to start making plum chutney, plum sauces and plum jam...

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