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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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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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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. While most people tolerate them well, 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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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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Wellington's #1 Lunch Spot

17 January 2018

NZ's actually, according to Conscious Consumers - and we couldn't be more chuffed...

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Sugars & Substitutes 1: The Quick Guide

17 January 2018

We stock such a great variety of sugar and sugar substitutes that we put together a guide to explain the differences between products. Some products are the sweetest of sugars - perfect for sweetest tooth, and some substitutes are suitable for diabetics and people on sugar-free diets...

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9 Ways to De-Stress after Shock or Anxiety

17 January 2018

Here at Commonsense we’ve been looking for ways to de-stress, rest and recuperate after recent events in Wellington. Fortunately, we have some extremely talented colleagues we can ask for advice!..

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