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Together We Grow

March 1, 2022 at 1:29 PM

Common Unity’s roots are deeply set in its community in the Hutt Valley, 25 km north of Wellington.

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Feta & Greens Quiche with Oaty Crust

February 9, 2022 at 1:42 PM

For the ‘greens’ in this recipe we have mainly used rainbow chard and a bit of cavolo nero (Italian kale) and spinach from the garden.

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Vegan Wine - It's a Thing!

January 26, 2022 at 4:32 PM

To many, wine may be something you haven’t considered to contain animal biproducts, because it’s just grapes, right? Actually, a large number of wines are made using animal derived products.

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Cauliflower Salad

January 11, 2022 at 10:54 AM

This easy recipe is based on an Ottolenghi recipe that Marion made last summer and, interestingly, is not tossed but rather layered which is unusual in the preparation of a…

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27 SECONDS WINE

January 1, 2022 at 10:44 AM

Not only is 27 Seconds wine New Zealand made and certified organic, but 100% of profit goes to supporting survivors of the slave trade.

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Commonsense Donations - Causes we loved in 2021

December 13, 2021 at 1:00 PM

Commonsense is founded on values of organics, environment and community. Every year on average 6-10% of our profits go towards supporting initiatives that share our values.

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Christmas Ice Cream Slab

December 9, 2021 at 9:44 AM

We think you’ll love this summery Christmas recipe as it looks impressive but is actually very simple to make.

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Good Gifting

December 8, 2021 at 4:11 PM

  Giving gifts is a great feeling, but it doesn’t have to cost the earth.

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MEDITERRANEAN VEGAN TAPENADE

December 6, 2021 at 4:03 PM

Tapenade is a French olive spread traditionally made with anchovies.

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Alannah's Summer Noodle Salad

November 2, 2021 at 11:43 AM

Alannah works at our Kilbirnie store and has a talent for creating amazing vegan food without a recipe.

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Pasture Poultry - Organic Eggs

October 21, 2021 at 5:26 PM

Pasture Poultry was established over 20 years ago by Pauline and John Blaikie in Rewa, Rangitikei and Commonsense has been selling their eggs for almost as long as the brand itself!    After two…

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Mindfully Managing Menopause

October 18, 2021 at 10:35 AM

Menopause is a topic that carries a weight of stigma.

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