Blog

Your Commonsense Guide: Flours & Grains A-Z

17 January 2018

Looking for only gluten free options? See our Gluten Free Flours and Grains A-Z...

» Read more

Born to be Wild: Chocolate, Brazil & Prisons with Marie, Wildness Chocolate

17 January 2018

Marie from Wildness Chocolate is a force of nature. In the past few years her achievements include introducing a new flavour to a nation, buying land in Brazil, starting a chocolate company and working with women at Arohata Women’s Prison. Have we mentioned she’s also mother to three small children?!..

» Read more

Vegetarian Awareness Month

17 January 2018

Today marks the annual World Vegetarian Day and the kick-off of Vegetarian Awareness Month, an event established by the North American Vegetarian Society and quickly taken up around the world. ..

» Read more

Choosing the Right Sunscreen

17 January 2018

It has long been known that we need to protect ourselves from the sun and at Commonsense, we sell sunscreens to help keep yourself and your family safe from potentially harmful UV rays. But due to the complex nature of the ingredients found in most sunscreens, we can’t apply our.....

» Read more

9 Sustainable New Year's Resolutions for 2017

17 January 2018

New Year's resolutions: either you love them or you hate them. If you're the former, then we have a challenge for you. From transforming your home to changing up your daily cup of joe, we've come up with nine epically sustainable resolutions that are anything but conventional. ..

» Read more

11 Ways to Use Surplus Fruit and Vegetables

17 January 2018

Do you have an awesome fruit tree or a garden surplus? If your friends are in the same position and you are all wondering how much more lettuce you can eat.... have a look at our ideas for food sharing in your community...

» Read more

Interview with Yeshi Taye - Maker of Mamia's Ethiopian Sauce

17 January 2018

Mamia's is an Ethiopian cooking sauce that is made with love in Wellington, New Zealand. Yeshi Taye, owner and operator of Mamia's, was inspired to bring some of her Ethiopian culture to NZ supermarket shelves; and so Mamia's was born...

» Read more

Happy World Vegan Day!

17 January 2018

This annual event is held on the 1st of November to mark the start of World Vegan Month. The date celebrates the coining of the term "vegan" and the founding of The Vegan Society in November 1944...

» Read more

Vitamin C Supplements

17 January 2018

Vitamin C is essential to human health. There are only a few species on the planet which do not make their own Vitamin C and humans are among them. It is vital that we get enough Vitamin C from our diet. ..

» Read more

How to Cook Polenta and Cornmeal 3 Ways

17 January 2018

Basic Recipe: 1 C polenta • 5 C water • 1 tsp salt Boil water and add salt. Slowly add polenta, stirring continuously until thickened. Lower heat and cover. Cook for 30 minutes, stirring from time to time. Take lid off pan and cook for a further 15 minutes...

» Read more

How Niugini Organics Is Creating Brighter Futures in Papua New Guinea

17 January 2018

At Commonsense, we love hearing about and supporting other companies that are also dedicated to the values of organics, sustainability and fair trade – and none sets a better example than Niugini Organics. Niugini has been producing coconut oil in Papua New Guinea since 1994...

» Read more

Your Fad Food Horoscope for 2017

17 January 2018

Wondering what 2017 has in store for you? Well wonder no more, we have searched the skies and come up with some exclusive horoscopes... with a twist! Read on to find out what fad food will align with your star sign in the next twelve months...

» Read more