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10 Truly Romantic Original Gifts for this Valentine’s Day

8 February 2018

Valentine’s day is often knocked for being a day invented by greeting card companies to make money and shame single people. But we like to see it as a day of love - love for a partner, but also for your friends, family, neighbours and strangers...

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Protein Punch Shakshuka

8 February 2018

Are you looking for a healthy, protein-filled, easy meal? Look no further than this delicious recipe for tofu shakshuka with chickpeas and kidney beans – full of fibre and perfect for any meal of the day - a big brekki for the whole whānau, brunch, lunch or as a nutritious.....

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THE PLASTIC PROBLEM: OUR COMMONSENSE PACKAGING JOURNEY

7 February 2018

Our aim at Commonsense is to keep all our packaging out of the landfill. This includes packaging of products that we sell to customers and packaging that we generate in the course of running our business. ..

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Mediterranean inspired veggie burger with a mint yogurt dressing

17 January 2018

To celebrate World Vegetarian Day, we made these delicious sun-dried tomato chickpea burgers. So simple and filling, a great dinner to share with friends. ..

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Recipe: Olivia’s Turmeric Latte Paleo Protein Balls

17 January 2018

Looking for a low-carb snack that gives you the nutrition you need? Olivia Richardson has just the thing: these Turmeric Latte Paleo Protein Balls are high in fat & protein and low in carbs & sugar. So tasty, so satisfying...

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Winter Wellness: Turmeric Mānuka Tonic Recipe

17 January 2018

We’re delighted to be celebrating Winter Wellness Week here at Commonsense (12-18 June 2017). For us, this Tonic is the essence of winter wellness: anti-inflammatory turmeric mixed with warming ginger, antibacterial Mānuka honey and Vitamin C-rich lemons. A grind of black pepper helps make the goodness of the turmeric more absorbable...

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Lucy's Ten Minute Gluten-free Vegetarian Gnocchi Recipe

17 January 2018

Looking for a super-quick supper that ticks many dietary needs? This tasty gnocchi dish is vegetarian, gluten-free and takes only ten minutes to prepare and cook! Our Corporate Services Manager Lucy Kebbell used Sabato's gluten-free gnocchi from Commonsense. It's made from potatoes, rice and corn. ..

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The Commonsense Kitchen: Oat & Sesame Cookies

17 January 2018

Chewy, nutty and absolutely delicious! These Oat & Sesame Cookies are a Kiwi classic, with a twist. To commemorate ANZAC Day, we asked Scott Hayles, Manager of The Commonsense Kitchen, to share this recipe with us. These cookies are available at all our Wellington region store lunchbars! ..

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Cool Down for Summer: 3 Easy Peasy Ice Pops

17 January 2018

Summer is here, and we think ice-pops are the perfect hot weather treat for kids and grown-ups! Our stores recently started selling no-stick BPA-free ice pop molds from local business Munch, and we've been experimenting with recipes. No sticks. No tricky bits. Just delicious ice-cold ice-pops...

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10 Easy Ways to Use Up Christmas Leftovers

17 January 2018

Christmas is a time of foodie celebration, but it can be so easy to over-estimate quantities and end up with a whole lot of excess food. If Boxing Day finds you with your fridge bulging, here are 10 quick and easy ideas ideas to make the most of Christmas leftovers...

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Bee Aware Month: The Dark Side of Nutter Butter

17 January 2018

Almonds? We’re nuts about them! You may have heard about the relationship between almonds & water shortages in California, but have you heard about how the Californian almond industry is affecting the bees? We took a closer look at both for Bee Aware Month 2017...

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Fair Trade & Organics: What's the Connection?

17 January 2018

Fair trade and organics are part of our core values here at Commonsense. They both acknowledge the interconnection between people, food and the environment. For Fair Trade Fortnight (4-17 August 2017), we decided to look a little closer at the relationship between fair trade and organics. ..

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