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What is the ‘Keto’ Diet?

2 July 2020

The Ketogenic diet (commonly called “Keto diet”) has been used therapeutically since the 1920’s, originally as to reduce and control seizures in epileptics. During the 60’s the therapeutic potential of the ketogenic diet was recognised and expanded from a prescriptive treatment to include health conditions such as diabetes, weight-loss, acne,.....

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Meet Our Health Practitioners!

29 June 2020

Health and wellbeing is an essential part of the service we offer here at Commonsense! We sell a range of natural health & beauty products and our experienced Health Practitioners can offer advice on a range of health issues. ..

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Kindekel's Goat Osso Bucco Curry

29 May 2020

Kindekel works part-time in our Kilbirnie store and has recently made use of our Premium Game Goat Osso Bucco special. If you're after a heart-warming curry recipe, Kindekel has kindly shared her recipe with us...

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Local Lockdown Luxuries

26 April 2020

We’ve been in our bubbles so long now we’ve forgotten what life was like before we became slaves to our sourdough starter! There is an element of ‘groundhog’ day as the days merge into each other and there’s no longer much to distinguish a weekend from any other day...

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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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