Recipes

10 Easy Ways to Use Up Christmas Leftovers

19 December 2017

If you're a "foodie" you've probably been planning your Christmas menu for weeks and your laden table looks like a epicurean dream.  The reality is that we can still only eat more or less the same as any other ordinary day, but in our excitement it can be so easy.....

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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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Little Bird's Unbaked Hazelnut & Cacao Slab

4 December 2017

Are you keen to find a healthier way to indulge this Christmas? This desert is a great place to start!..

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Quinoa Salad with Tahini Dressing Recipe

17 November 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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Chickpea Coconut Curry with Peshwari Naan

9 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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Mediterranean inspired veggie burger with a mint yogurt dressing

29 September 2017

To celebrate World Vegetarian Day, we made these delicious sun-dried tomato chickpea burgers. So simple and filling, a great dinner to share with friends. ..

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Recipe: Olivia’s Turmeric Latte Paleo Protein Balls

14 August 2017

Looking for a low-carb snack that gives you the nutrition you need? Olivia Richardson has just the thing: these Turmeric Latte Paleo Protein Balls are high in fat & protein and low in carbs & sugar. So tasty, so satisfying...

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Winter Wellness: Turmeric Mānuka Tonic Recipe

1 June 2017

We’re delighted to be celebrating Winter Wellness Week here at Commonsense (12-18 June 2017). For us, this Tonic is the essence of winter wellness:  anti-inflammatory turmeric mixed with warming ginger, antibacterial Mānuka honey and Vitamin C-rich lemons. A grind of black pepper helps make the goodness of the turmeric more absorbable. ..

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Pumpkin, Kumara, Carrot & Coconut Soup Recipe

1 June 2017

The Commonsense Kitchen makes soup for our Wellington region stores - a different variety every weekday! Our Pumpkin, Kumara, Carrot & Coconut recipe is a customer favourite. "It's just delicious!" our Kitchen Manager Scott says. "Our stores get a lot of people coming in with diets where they can't eat tomatoes.....

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