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EASY ORGANIC PLUM CHUTNEY

22 February 2019

There is something very satisfying about making preserves. It connects us to the earth’s rhythms and changing seasons when produce is plentiful. And it evokes nostalgia for our tupuna or grandparents who planned ahead to ensure adequate provisions were in place for the winter...

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THE PLASTIC PROBLEM: OUR COMMONSENSE PACKAGING JOURNEY

21 February 2019

Our ultimate aim at Commonsense is to keep all our packaging out of the landfill and to ensure it is part of a circular economy by being reused, home composted or genuinely recycled. This includes packaging of products that we sell to customers and packaging that we generate in the.....

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Meet Lex from @allergyfreetummynz

5 February 2019

Lex caught our eye when we noticed her delicious, inspiring, allergy-aware recipes on her Instagram @allergyfreetummynz (anyone for vegan cheesy broccoli bites or gluten free dinosaur cookies?!). And we were even more delighted when we saw that she was a regular shopper at Commonsense!..

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SUMMER BBQ RECIPES

4 February 2019

Barbecue season is well and truly upon us and we've got some great ideas to jazz up your char-grill. The Miso Ginger Marinade is divine on your choice of organic protein such as slabs of tofu, chicken drumsticks or salmon...

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Healthy Back to School Lunchbox Snacks

8 January 2019

At Commonsense, we know that you want your children to eat a natural, wholesome diet while still ensuring they eat what’s in their lunchbox. And you might even want to add a little treat for them each day without adding too much sugar or additives to their diet...

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Keeping our Kids Clean without chemicals

7 January 2019

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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Allgood Banana breakfast loaf

1 January 2019

All Good Organics have heaps of ways to use their fantastic fairtrade bananas to nourish your family, treat your friends and have some relaxed, creative time in the kitchen. ..

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2-minute, 3 Ingredient Vegan Pavlova Inspired Dessert!

21 December 2018

2 minutes, 3 ingredient dessert. It's vegan, gluten-free, organic and it couldn't be easier!..

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A Vegan Christmas Dinner!

21 December 2018

Fancy an easy but epic vegan Christmas Dinner? Try out these delicious recipes – sure to impress everyone at your table!..

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Quick and Easy Organic Christmas Dinner for 6!

20 December 2018

For under $25 per head, you can have a delicious summer feast ready in less than an hour! Here's how to create this quick and easy celebration spread:..

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Commonsense Donations - Causes we loved in 2018

19 December 2018

Commonsense is founded on values of organics, environment and community. We're proud that every year, at least 10% of our profit goes to supporting initiatives that share our values. We're the primary sponsor of Porirua School Gardens, and our Store Managers also support one-off and regular initiatives at their discretion...

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Feeding Special Dietary Needs This Christmas

3 December 2018

In this fast-paced, ever changing, trend setting, conscious-consuming time, it can be hard to keep up with dietary requirements and appropriate gifts for our nearest and dearest. But fear not – While it can seem daunting to keep up with what others can and cannot eat, rest assured that feeding.....

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