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Warm Winter Salad

2 August 2020

Redefine comfort food with this rich, warm and hearty salad which takes the best offerings of the season to create a mouthwatering dish. This salad is just as satisfying as a simple mid-week dinner or as a cheerful addition to a pot luck dinner with your mates...

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Simple Steps to plastic freedom

12 July 2020

It’s hard to deny that society’s addiction to plastic is causing a whole heap of serious environmental harm. In response, more and more Kiwis (equipped with their trademark 'can-do' attitude) are reevaluating their relationship to waste and incorporating low-waste alternatives into their lifestyle...

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What is the ‘Keto’ Diet?

6 July 2020

The Ketogenic diet (commonly called “Keto diet”) has been used therapeutically since the 1920’s, originally as to reduce and control seizures in epileptics. During the 60’s the therapeutic potential of the ketogenic diet was recognised and expanded from a prescriptive treatment to include health conditions such as diabetes, weight-loss, acne,.....

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5 Ways with Seaweed

5 July 2020

I know I should eat more seaweed but am not sure how to use it!..

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Meet Our Health Practitioners!

29 June 2020

Health and wellbeing is an essential part of the service we offer here at Commonsense! We sell a range of natural health & beauty products and our experienced Health Practitioners can offer advice on a range of health issues...

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Kindekel's Goat Osso Bucco Curry

29 May 2020

Kindekel works part-time in our Kilbirnie store and has recently made use of our Premium Game Goat Osso Bucco special. If you're after a heart-warming curry recipe, Kindekel has kindly shared her recipe with us...

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Local Lockdown Luxuries

26 April 2020

We’ve been in our bubbles so long now we’ve forgotten what life was like before we became slaves to our sourdough starter! There is an element of ‘groundhog’ day as the days merge into each other and there’s no longer much to distinguish a weekend from any other day...

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Little Bird's Chocolate Chunk Cookies

15 April 2020

Hooray! Our friends at Little Bird have shared their recipe for Chocolate Chunk Cookies! These cookies are gluten-free, refined cane sugar-free, dairy-free and most importantly delicious, with a soft brownie-like centre and a light, crisp outer...

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Spiced Easter Cakes - a new Tradition

9 April 2020

Each year I convince myself that this is the year I will master the Hot Cross Bun. I spend hours looking at recipes and try multiple 'practice' recipes looking for the one I will make for my family on Good Friday, the traditional day that these annual treats are consumed...

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Lockdown Information - We are open

24 March 2020

Our classification as a supermarket means we are an ‘essential service’ and are required to stay open. Our intention is that we will keep all five of our stores open, unless instructed otherwise by the government...

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Organic Plum Compote

4 March 2020

Make the most of the abundance of plums this autumn with a simple and delicious compote. Great as an easy desert served with whipped cream or coconut yoghurt. Or keep in the fridge to add to your breakfast each morning - fantastic paired with Greek yoghurt and muesli...

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Seleno Health - The Maca Experts

23 January 2020

Meet Corin and Sally, founders of Seleno Health, who are both passionate about maca and the plentiful benefits that can be derived from it. So passionate in fact, that they both quit their corporate jobs to devote themselves full time to learning everything they could about the ancient superfood!..

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