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SEAWEED - A SEQUESTERING SUPERHERO

March 4, 2021 at 2:51 PM

In celebration of this year’s Sea Week (6th-14th March 2021), we decided to celebrate our favourite oceanic vegetable – seaweed.

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Lex's Buckwheat Pancakes

March 4, 2021 at 9:35 AM

Try this gluten-free and dairy-free pancakes recipe gifted to us by Lex who is behind the popular instagram account @allergyfreetummynz.

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Aubergine & Bulghur Salad

February 3, 2021 at 3:19 PM

If there is such as thing as a hearty, vegetarian summer salad then this is it! Made with warm, spiced bulghur, caramelised vegetables and the added freshness of mint, lemon and…

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Commonsense Donations - Causes we loved in 2020

December 23, 2020 at 1:00 PM

Commonsense is founded on principles of organic farming, care for our environment and each other. Every year we support initiatives that share our values.

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Shelly Bay Baker

December 22, 2020 at 4:54 PM

Sam Forbes started Shelly Bay Baker in 2018 with a simple bench-top flour mill and a dream to restore the availability of high quality, nutritionally beneficial baking to the local…

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Vegetarian Beetburgers and Chips

December 22, 2020 at 12:00 AM

If you're looking for ways to get your whole family on board with more vegetarian food, we have a great new recipe for you to try this summer! Jam packed…

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Easy Chocolate Mousse

December 8, 2020 at 2:57 PM

Ingredients100g Fair Trade organic dark chocolate (we used Trade Aid) 1/3 cup organic cream 3 organic eggs MethodPlace the chocolate and cream into a small saucepan over low heat.

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Vegan Eaton Mess

December 8, 2020 at 2:57 PM

We have recently discovered the wonders of aquafaba – the leftover water from a humble can of chickpeas! For years we have been unwittingly draining this cloudy substance down the…

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CaliWoods

November 2, 2020 at 4:52 PM

CaliWoods is a small company with a big mission to inspire people to create more sustainable lifestyles by creating alternatives to disposable, single use items and other plastic products.

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Choosing the Right Sunscreen

October 29, 2020 at 4:42 PM

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…

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Vegan Matar Paneer

October 28, 2020 at 5:43 PM

This is a great way to combine wonderful Indian flavours in a vegan, gluten-free family friendly dinner.

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Supergreens: Wheatgrass, Barleygrass, Chlorella or Spirulina?

October 5, 2020 at 4:43 PM

Supergreens are often seen as are great way of getting a quick fix of all the benefits we know are present in dark green, leafy vegetables.

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