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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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Nicola Galloway's Grilled Summer Vegetable Tart with Cashew Aioli

3 December 2019

Sway from tradition this festive season and spread the table with dishes loaded with summer produce. For this vegan tart early summer vegetables are grilled until sweet and flavoursome. Then layered onto a golden crust filled with tart cashew aioli...

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Celebration Platters

2 December 2019

You don't have to be a whizz in the kitchen to impress this Christmas! Make the most of the glorious organic summer produce arriving in store daily to whip up delicious, eye watering, no-cook creations in under half an hour...

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Amy McLennan's Make-up Tips for a Fresh look this Summer

1 December 2019

As the air temperature warms and the pohutukawa show signs of bloom, your skin may also be sighing a breath of relief. No longer does it need to be tucked away under layers of clothes, nor subject to winter heating and changeable temperatures which can lead to skin looking dull,.....

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An Easy Ethical Christmas

5 November 2019

The countdown to Christmas is well and truly underway but don’t worry - we’ve got everything you need to ensure that your ethical and sustainable Christmas is a breeze!..

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Nicola Galloway's Baked Root Vege Rosti with Fennel Salt and Avocado Green ‘Mayo’

24 September 2019

I firmly believe if you have a handful of flavoursome condiments at your disposal you can lift a meal to new heights with little effort. Some of my favourites include green sauces such as pesto or salsa verde, seasonal sauerkraut and a range of dressings and sauces...

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Celebrating Organic Wine Week!

3 September 2019

We’d love to tell you that you can drink as much organic wine as you like and not get a hangover but, being fans of the truth, sadly we can’t do that (although anecdotal evidence suggests that the effects may be less severe)...

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COMMONSENSE TO JOIN THE GLOBAL CLIMATE STRIKE

2 September 2019

All Commonsense stores will be closing their doors between 11am-2pm on 27th September to allow staff to attend the Global Climate Strike, a movement led by students demanding urgent action on climate change...

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