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Sunomono - Our Favourite Seaweek Recipe!

6 March 2018

Sunomono is a traditional Japanese salad, mostly served as a refreshing side dish. It contains mostly cucumber & wakame, but you can add a variety of other ingredients. This is a simple and tasty dish to make in minutes at home, brought to you by our friends at Pacific Harvest...

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Trade Aid's Spiced Chocolate Truffles Recipe

5 March 2018

This recipe has been developed for Trade Aid by #TheVeganMonster. Easy to make, this recipe creates a delicious vegan treat - All ingredients available at Commonsense and ones marked with * are on special for all of March! ..

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Our Green Smoothie Formula

5 March 2018

We know that smoothie recipes can change dramatically based on your personal tastes and preferences so we’ve developed a simple formula for those of you who are new to the world of smoothie-making. They can be as simple or complex as you like, this list will hopefully give you the.....

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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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Mediterranean inspired veggie burger with a mint yogurt dressing

18 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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Summer Cocktail Recipe: Strawberry Rose Gin Fizz

17 January 2018

After a refreshing summer tipple but don’t know where to start? We have just the thing for you. Inspired by the long summer evenings, we asked our resident Creative Mixologist Natalie Young to share one of her own cocktail recipes, using the best of our seasonal ingredients. ..

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