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The Many Benefits of Slippery Elm

17 January 2018

Slippery elm: what is it, and what do you use it for? We take a closer look at this traditional remedy for IBS, heartburn and reflux. ..

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Breadfruit Flour Friands

17 January 2018

Breadfruit flour from Maiden South Pacific is a welcome new addition to our gluten free flours. Grown and processed in Samoa, this great new flour is 12 days fresh from the plant(!), versatile, nutritious, and supports the industry of our island neighbours...

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Valentine's Day Food: the Classic and the Odd

17 January 2018

Valentine's Day is this Saturday, giving us either the excuse to be a sooky romantic or a feeling of dread. Let's roll with the romance!..

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Your Commonsense Guide: Cooking Beans, Grains & Legumes

17 January 2018

Beans and grains are a necessary and nutritious part of our diet. We've created a guide to soaking and cooking times for most of the beans and grains sold at Commonsense. You can find the printed version in store - stick it to your fridge for easy reference!..

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Chef Scott vs a Half Metre Cucumber!

17 January 2018

This morning our Wellington store chef was faced with a mighty sandwich-making challenge... ..

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Salicylate intolerance: the basics

17 January 2018

Both natural and synthetic salicylates can cause health problems. In high doses salicylates are harmful to everyone and overdose can be potentially life threatening. Most people tolerate them well however, a small percentage of the population find that even small doses may cause significant health problems.Salicylate sensitivity, or salicylate intolerance,.....

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Your Commonsense Guide: Sugars & Sugar Substitutes

17 January 2018

Everyone wants a bit of sweetness in their lives. From natural cane sugar, to Lucuma powder to xylitol, Commonsense has got you covered! ..

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Where to Eat in Wellington If...

17 January 2018

Looking for a Wellington eatery that offers organic, gluten free, vegetarian/vegan, free range or local food? ..

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Who do you buy your bananas from? Probably not who you think.

17 January 2018

Update June 2014: All Good have just been named the Fairest Trader in the World!..

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Going Vegan with Commonsense

17 January 2018

At Commonsense, we know it can feel a little daunting to step into the world of veganism. That’s why we supply a variety of alternatives so that you never feel like you’re missing out, no matter what your dietary requirements are...

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Psyllium - A Gentle, Natural Laxative

17 January 2018

Psyllium husk is the powdered seed of the plant Plantago psyllium. It has been used traditionally in Chinese, Western and Ayurvedic medicine...

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How to Make Coconut Butter (A.K.A. Your New Favourite Food)

17 January 2018

Coconut Butter is a beautiful thing. It can be toast's best friend, a recipe's star player, or simply a quick and indulgent spoonful from the jar (we promise we won't tell anyone). ..

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