TV Appearances

Puneeta on CHCH Morning Live sharing 5 Easy ways to choose low-waste.
Paper or Plastic? How about neither!

Say no to single-use plastic and paper. Here are 5 easy ways to choose low-waste by using what you have and reducing what is thrown away.

Puneeta on The Social speaking about sustainable gardening.
Sustainable Gardening: the Magic of Tea Leaves and Banana Peels

Four tried and tested ways to feed your garden from your kitchen Growing your own vegetable patch this summer? One of the trends that came out of the pandemic was gardening, and research says this fad is here to stay. Puneeta was recently on CTV’s The Social to share how food continues to be beautiful and […]

Puneeta was recently invited on Breakfast Television to comment on a new trend, sparkling water.
Is Sparkling Water Really as Healthy as Marketing Suggests?

Puneeta was recently invited on Breakfast Television to comment on a new trend, sparkling water. Watch the video with Dina Pugliese. Here are the highlights from our discussion. Sparkling water is basically just water, which is good. Hydration is good in most forms, however, check the labels for different types of sweeteners. By now, most […]

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Rotisserie Chicken: Unexpected Weeknight Rockstar

Watch: CTV The Social — Rotisserie Chicken: The Unexpected Rock Star of Weeknight Dinners. Three meals that transform an accessible grocery staple into multiple weeknight dinners that taste great and benefit the health of people and the planet. Rotisserie chicken is a cheap and cheerful item that most people have on their shopping lists, after […]

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How to Shop Your Pantry on CHCH Morning Live

Watch: CHCH Morning Live – How to Shop Your Pantry to Reduce Food Waste Do you ever buy groceries only to realize you already have some of those food items in your pantry at home? One of the recipes that Chhitwal-Varma shared was a turmeric mac and cheese topped with crunchy oats. What I do […]

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Go Small – Low-Waste Ideas to Celebrate the Festival of Diwali

Watch: CHCH Morning Live – Low-Waste Inspo to Celebrate the Festival of Diwali There is a notion about Diwali that’s big lights, new clothes, big gatherings, delicious food and fireworks in the sky, and all of that is true. But this year, in this time, may I suggest we prioritize the planet and go small, and green, […]

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How to Make Curry

Watch: CHCH Morning Live – How to Make Curry – October Comfort Cooking Making curry and busting myths. I take what is normally a complex combination of spices and flavours and simplify it using 7 ingredients so it can be replicated in your kitchen even on a busy weeknight. Watch the segment and take your cooking […]

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Sprout Your Own Lentils

Watch: CHCH Morning Live – Sprout Your Own How are you at sprouting? Do you know what they’re good for and that you can easily grow your own? Puneeta Chhitwal-Varma showed how. Sprouting Lentils as Sustainable Food Our news feeds are full of climate change stories of record-breaking weather anomalies, out-of-control wildfires, and never-before-seen extreme […]

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Appeal of Cooking with Peels

Watch: CTV The Social – The Appeal of Cooking with Peels Better food advocate Puneeta Chhitwal-Varma whips up tasty meals that incorporate the freshness of fruit.

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Good Mood Food

Watch: CHCH Morning Live – Good Mood Food We hear a lot about comfort food- but what about good mood food? Puneeta Chhitwal-Varma joined us with three dishes that could boost your senses.

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