Vegan Matar Paneer

28 October 2020

This is a great way to combine wonderful Indian flavours in a vegan, gluten-free family friendly dinner...

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Supergreens: Wheatgrass, Barleygrass, Chlorella or Spirulina?

5 October 2020

Supergreens are often seen as are great way of getting a quick fix of all the benefits we know are present in dark green, leafy vegetables. But what are the health benefits and how do you know if a product is right for you? Here's a handy guide to the.....

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Jackfruit Butter "Chicken"

1 October 2020

It's world vegetarian month and, whether you're a die hard vegetarian from way back or are simply looking for ways to cut down your meat consumption as a means of reducing your carbon footprint, we reckon you'll love this variation on the much loved Indian dish - Butter Chicken!..

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Clearwater Farm

29 September 2020

Clearwater’s award winning organic yoghurt range has been a favourite in our stores for over 12 years! The Clearwater family’s small organic dairy farm sits at the foot of Mt Peel in Geraldine, North Canterbury. Their mission is to craft delicious organic dairy products in the most sustainable way to.....

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Bee Aware: How you can Help our Bees thrive

30 August 2020

Bees are an extremely important and fragile element of our ecosystem. At least one third of our food depends on honey bees for pollination and it is estimated that the economic value of honey bees in New Zealand is over $5 billion per annum...

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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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