TV Appearances

Cook Once, Eat Thrice on CTV's The Social
Cook Once, Eat Thrice

Cooking in bulk offers many advantages. I was back on CTV’s The Social this week to show how batch cooking helps with time, cost and energy savings, all at the same time. Batch-cooking meals and then refrigerating or freezing for later can save a lot of time and energy. In this TV segment, I offer […]

Puneeta on CHCH Morning Live
Break. Up. With. Plastic.

Every year, Canadians throw away more than 3 million tonnes of plastic waste, and a mere 9% of this waste is recycled. The remaining plastic waste breaks down into smaller pieces, polluting our environment. The recent single-use plastics ban is a positive first step. But, bolder, community-supported measures, particularly regarding food packaging, are needed to […]

Puneeta Chhitwal-Varma Sustainability Expert and Author on The Social
How Food Diversity Can Save The Planet

Eat something different from the day before Sounds doable, right? Diversity on the plate increases the quantity, quality, and diversity of our gut microbiota which in turn supports a healthy brain. A diverse diet also supports Earth’s biodiversity, which the WHO recognizes as a key threat to human survival. According to the World Economic Forum’s 2020 […]

Melanie and Sid from Breakfast Television are joined by Food & Sustainability Expert, Puneeta Chhitwal-Varma, to discuss affordable and sustainable kitchen habits.
3 Affordable and Practical Ways to Reduce Food Waste

Climate-smart Practices in the Kitchen Puneeta talks to Melanie and Sid on Breakfast Television about sustainable kitchen habits that will reduce food waste and help save the planet. Climate uncertainty is here. It’s time to adopt practices that help people make a difference in our kitchens and homes. Food waste in particular is one of […]

Photo of Puneeta with logos of CTV and The Social
How to tackle those almost-empty jars

Frugal and sustainable habits in the kitchen Peanut butter is trending on Instagram, in particular it is the peanut butter that’s cruddy and left behind on the bottom of the jar. Food & Sustainability author, Puneeta Chhitwal-Varma, goes back on CTV’s The Social and joins Jess Allen and Cynthia Loyst on October 20th to take […]

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 […]

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 […]

Maple and Marigold, Puneeta Chhitwal-Varma, How to Shop Your Pantry
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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