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Fair trade Chocolate and Banana Cookies

17 January 2018

These delicious cookies were made in celebration of Fair Trade Fortnight 2016 - we think using Fairtrade products makes them taste all the more delicious. We love eating them straight out of the oven (after a bit of time to cool, obviously - we don't want to burn our tongues!).....

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Water Filters: why we need them and what we offer

17 January 2018

Drinking water is one of the most important, basic things we can do for every day good health. Why wouldn't you ensure you're drinking the best possible?..

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Taste of Auckland Festival - Ticket Special

17 January 2018

Gather your friends together and get ready for one of New Zealand’s greatest restaurant festivals!..

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Ecostore's New Bottles Are Fighting Climate Change

17 January 2018

They're called CarbonCapture Paks, and they're helping Ecostore to save over 639 tonnes of CO₂ from being released into the atmosphere each year. It's happening already; since the bottles were launched, EcoStore and its customers have avoided over 1.5 tonnes of carbon emissions from fossil derived plastics...

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The Magical Commonsense Coffee from Good Fortune

17 January 2018

As part of our 25th birthday celebrations, we've been lucky enough to be given some extra love by some of our favourite local foodies: Wellington Chocolate Factory, Garage Project and Good Fortune Coffee Co. ..

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Foraging for Edible Weeds

17 January 2018

Of the myriad of things nature grows, we only cultivate a relative handful in our farming systems. But there is a world full of edible plants out there...

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Preserved Lemons Recipe (aka What to do With All Those Lemons!)

17 January 2018

Citrus trees are fairly low maintenance, often taking care of themselves and growing away quite happily. So what do you do when they fruit and you have more lemons than you can shake a stick at? (or juice, squeeze over salads, bake into cakes, give to neighbours, friends, colleagues or.....

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Supergreens: Wheatgrass, Barleygrass, Chlorella or Spirulina?

17 January 2018

Although wheatgrass is made from wheat, it is gluten free, safe for those with coeliac disease, and it is similar to eating dark green vegetables. Wheatgrass is low calorie and packed full of nutrients, making it a high density, nutrient rich food...

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Healthy Dog Food: Halina's 3 Top Picks for Canine Cuisine

17 January 2018

Meet Flossie: the latest addition to our Commonsense family! She may be great with customers, but her shelf-stocking skills still need a bit of work... Flossie’s arrival got us thinking more about dogs and what they eat: how can you tell if you’re feeding your dog high quality food that.....

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Go in the draw to WIN fresh almond milks

17 January 2018

Visit our Facebook page and go in the draw to WIN one of two prize packs of Be Happy Food Co​'s delicious fresh almond milks. ..

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9 Time-Saving Breakfast Ideas

17 January 2018

We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but most mornings there is so little time! Between getting ready for work and organising the kids it can be a big ask to organize a healthy breakfast too...

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Where to Find Free Pallets in Wellington

17 January 2018

At Commonsense, of course! Our stores regularly have free pallets available for customers to collect which are available on a first come first served basis, so swing by the shop to see if there are any available. ..

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