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Fair trade Chocolate and Banana Cookies

17 January 2018

These delicious cookies were made in celebration of Fair Trade Fortnight 2016 - we think using Fairtrade products makes them taste all the more delicious. We love eating them straight out of the oven (after a bit of time to cool, obviously - we don't want to burn our tongues!).....

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Supergreens: Wheatgrass, Barleygrass, Chlorella or Spirulina?

17 January 2018

Although wheatgrass is made from wheat, it is gluten free, safe for those with coeliac disease, and it is similar to eating dark green vegetables. Wheatgrass is low calorie and packed full of nutrients, making it a high density, nutrient rich food...

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Organic Lunchbox Ideas

17 January 2018

Most parents know the struggle of packing as much nutrition into their kids’ lunchboxes as possible, while still making sure that what’s packed is actually eaten. Luckily here at Commonsense we have a large variety of yummy things that we're pretty sure your kids will love, but are also organic,.....

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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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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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Christmas Gingerbread House Recipe!

12 December 2017

This recipe may seem quite technical, but trust us, it contains everything you need to get your foot on the Gingerbread property ladder. These houses are a great way to keep kids (and adults!) entertained and a delicious treat to enjoy on Christmas day...

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Lucy's Christmas Mincemeat

1 December 2017

This is definitely not a traditional mincemeat recipe (which uses suet and fewer varieties of dried fruit) but no one in my family seems to be complaining...

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Chickpea Coconut Curry with Peshwari Naan

30 November 2017

This curry is so simple and super cheap to make and the naan breads are delicious, impressive and so simple! This recipe is a must for coconut lovers and people in need of some healthy comfort foods...

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The Commonsense Kitchen: Chocolate, Beetroot & Ginger Muffins

30 November 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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Simple, Fresh, Seasonal: Buster's Vegan Christmas Inspiration

17 December 2016

Here at Commonsense Organics, we cater for a range of dietary requirements such as gluten free, dairy free, paleo and vegan. We asked staff member Buster Caitcheon for some inspiration for creating a delicious plant based meal...

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