The Commonsense Guide to Cooking Oils

May 31, 2023 at 10:34 AM

Within the last 20 years there has been an explosion in the choice of cooking oils - no doubt for the betterment of both our health and our palette -…

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Café Style Creamy Mushrooms

May 30, 2023 at 3:25 PM

Creamy mushrooms on toast is a classic option that is hard to go past when out for weekend brunch and now it's easy to recreate this savoury dish at home…

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Noel Josephson of Ceres Organics

April 20, 2023 at 4:17 PM

Ceres Organics was Aotearoa/New Zealand’s first organic co-op, starting out from a garage in Mt Wellington/Panmure in Auckland in 1982.

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The Organic Farm Butchery

April 5, 2023 at 10:28 AM

    For the past 20 years The Organic Farm Butchery (previously Ti Kouka Farm Organic Meats) has worked hard to grow beyond a one-farm-story, and now have a total of 8…

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Organic Farming & Climate Change

March 2, 2023 at 3:35 PM

What happens on our farms has huge consequences for our climate and impact on climate change. In Aotearoa New Zealand 50% of our greenhouse gas emissions come from agriculture.

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5 Ways with Seaweed

March 2, 2023 at 12:15 PM

I know I should eat more seaweed but am not sure how to use it! There are a great variety of seaweeds and, just like land vegetables many are seasonal.

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Meet Our Health Practitioners!

February 21, 2023 at 8:06 AM

  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…

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Fish: Why We Sell What We Sell

February 8, 2023 at 2:25 PM

  Forest & Bird is Aotearoa’s only independent consumer guide to sustainably caught seafood.

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Alannah's Summer Noodle Salad

February 1, 2023 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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Summer Tofu Rice Paper Rolls

December 23, 2022 at 9:06 AM

These tasty tofu rice paper rolls are fresh and flavorful, great for Summer potlucks! The rice paper rolls are filled with golden baked tofu, fresh vegetables, fresh mint, vermicelli noodles, and finished…

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Choosing the Right Sunscreen

December 19, 2022 at 11:20 AM

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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Slow cooked butterflied lamb

December 5, 2022 at 2:33 PM

Lamb is quick becoming a staple of the kiwi Christmas table and slow cooked lamb is an excellent option for when you can't afford to stress about whether or not…

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