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Cheese Appreciation Month: 6 Cheeses We LOVE

17 January 2018

Local and organic cheese is one of our passions, whether it’s lovingly melted on pizza, perfectly paired with fruit and wine, or counterpointing the crispness in a good Greek Salad...

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The Urban Monk: Fantastic Monastic Cultured Food

17 January 2018

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...

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Juicing Made Easy

17 January 2018

There are a lot of keen juice-makers at Commonsense, both staff and customers. We know and love this delicious way to get a super hit of nutrients - but we also know how much produce you need to haul home to do it! That's why we created the Juicing Fruit.....

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Long-distance 101: ten healthy tips for running newbies

17 January 2018

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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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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