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Teva’s 10 Minute Honey Chicken

17 January 2018

Our Merchandise Manager Teva Stewart is well known for being a bit of a whizz in the kitchen. To celebrate Bee Aware Month, Teva pulled this ten minute chicken recipe out of his repertoire. The addition of honey at the end creates a delicious sticky glaze that seals in the.....

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Open Minds: why we’re talking about mental health at work

17 January 2018

All staff are encouraged to discuss any concerns they have about their mental wellbeing with their manager on the understanding that in doing so they can expect to be treated with respect and supported in the same way as if they had disclosed a physical illness...

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Baked Apple with Orange Zest Crumble

17 January 2018

This an amazing and very simple recipe is perfect for winter. It's quick to make, and while it's baking in the oven, your house will fill with the smell of cinnamon and apples - divine! This dessert is a total crowd-pleaser for the whole family, but is also a nice.....

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Your Commonsense Guide to Seasonal Fruit & Veg

17 January 2018

Eating seasonally is just common sense. It's better for us because we're getting fresh, tasty food at a lower cost, and it's better for the environment because less fossil fuels are spent transporting it to our plate...

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Not Commonsense: Our Stance on NZ’s Soft Plastic Recycling Initiative

17 January 2018

At Commonsense, we're passionate about reducing waste... so why aren't we getting involved in New Zealand's Soft Plastic Recycling Initiative? Put simply: we don't think it's tackling the issue in a meaningful way. Read on to find out more. ..

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Plastic Free July: '10 Ways to Shrink Your Waste’ with Hannah from The Rubbish Trip

17 January 2018

Here at Commonsense, we’ve been passionate about environmental sustainability since 1991! We’re always looking for ways to make our work more sustainable in areas like waste, energy use and the materials we use. We love initiatives like Plastic Free July, and stock a wide range of products that support a.....

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Indian Spiced Roast Cauliflower Salad Recipe

17 January 2018

Head Chef Scott is always coming up with new and interesting salad ideas for our Wellington lunchbars. This warmly spiced mix of vegetarian protein, roasted and raw veges is a tasty way to get healthy eating points and utilise staff favourite Raglan Coconut Yoghurt. ..

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Keeping our Kids Clean without chemicals

17 January 2018

The good news is that children’s bodies are really good at taking care of themselves – just add water! Soap can dry out young skin and should be limited to hand washing. Their hair doesn’t need washing often – once a fortnight is plenty – and the rest can generally.....

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Supporting Porirua School Gardens

17 January 2018

Recently our managers visited a number of school gardens in Porirua that Commonsense is proud to support. The lovely Alicia Rich showed us fruit and vege plantings across Cannons Creek that she helps coordinate as part of the Porirua School Gardens Scheme, an organisation established to support and guide local initiatives...

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How to Stay Healthy During Pregnancy

17 January 2018

Eating well before conception, during pregnancy and while breastfeeding can have a long term positive effect on the health of your baby. In addition to a wide variety of organic fresh produce and dry goods we also stock supplements, oils and herbal remedies designed specifically for use before and during.....

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ANZAC Cookie Recipe - Gluten Free

17 January 2018

While these are a great alternative for those sensitive to gluten, these treats are full of goodness and needn't be limited to an annual occasion - they're great in lunchboxes too!..

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Celebrating our 25th birthday with Commonsense chocolate

17 January 2018

November 7th 2016 will be Commonsense Organics' 25th birthday. We’re going to be celebrating with colourful decorations in store, a big birthday bash, and a month of amazing specials and giveaways. But we also wanted to mark the occasion with something extraordinary...

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