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The world’s easiest vegan cookies!

1 December 2018

These cookies are refined sugar free, vegan, and they contain oats but are gluten-free otherwise. They’re so simple to make and are delicious as they are or serve as a great base for anything you might like to add!..

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Little Bird's Christmas Cookies

29 November 2018

Spice them up a bit by adding extras like ginger and cloves, along with more coconut sugar to give them a bigger Christmas kick. You can also replace the oats with dried coconut ground into a flour if oats aren’t apart of your diet...

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Commonsense's Flagship Suppliers: Common Property

22 November 2018

Back in 1975 Jim Kebbell and Marion Wood (who would later set up Commonsense) bought some land in Te Horo as an outreach for the halfway houses they were running at the time. ..

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An Easy Ethical Christmas

5 November 2018

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

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Asparagus Salad Recipe

1 October 2018

Try out this delicious organic asparagus Spring Salad Recipe!..

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Staff Picks! Beautifying Natural Cosmetics and Makeup that nourish your body

1 October 2018

To the untrained eye, Commonsense stores might appear to be boutique fruit and veg market stores, but inside we hold a plethora of treasures, and a dedicated team of knowledgeable members of staff who know the ins and outs of the products they stock...

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The most important products to buy Fair Trade

1 August 2018

As with any buying habits, it can be tricky to change a lot of things overnight. So below, we’ve listed three products to get you started buying Fair Trade. These are products which, when bought non-Fair Trade, can have a hugely negative impact on the people who produce them...

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Sylvie’s Back-to-School Muesli Bars

23 July 2018

Mention the word "school lunches" to many parents and witness an involuntary eye roll as they contemplate their daily dramas. Our home is no exception and both children have entirely different things they will tolerate in their lunch boxes...

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The Commonsense Kitchen's New Samosas!

5 July 2018

We have started making samosas in our Commonsense Kitchen! They are a little different to the ones we used to stock - they are baked, not fried which makes them a whole lot better for you. And they are made using all organic ingredients!..

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Steps to plastic freedom

2 July 2018

So you've mastered the first steps of going plastic-free - you're probably sipping from a reusable coffee cup as you read this, about to bring your tote bag of stainless steel straws and water bottles to your weekly Boomerang Bag meetup...

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