How to Shop Your Pantry

A good-for-us, good-for-the-planet collection of delicious, pantry-forward recipes, tips and meals ideas.

Cook with what you have

...and help others do the same!
Shop Your Pantry

How to Shop Your Pantry is a digital guide in its second edition. It's designed to help you come up with real-life pantry-forward meals.

It will take your cooking up a notch.

It offers practical solutions for everyday routines.

It will help you better manage your pantry.

Cook Nourishing Meals and Help Give Back

Purchasing your copy supports a good cause

30% of the proceeds from the sale of this guide will be donated to Second Harvest.

Delicious, pantry-forward recipes


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How to Shop Your Pantry, 2021 style

The last two years have been a bit of a mess. Despite the chaos, cooking with what we have and nourishing our families continues to be top of mind.

The first edition of the How to Shop Your Pantry guide was created in 2020 at the beginning of the pandemic to champion delicious and nourishing pantry-forward cooking techniques and recipes.

In addition, a portion of the proceeds helped raise $2,400 for Second Harvest, Canada.

That equals 5,714 meals donated to those who need it because people like you bought, cooked from and shared food from this guide.

This brings me to How to Shop Your Pantry, Volume 2, 2021 edition.

Real-life food that works for your family

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What can you expect in volume 2

New design, more recipes, tons of good-for-us, good-for-the-planet tips.

Like so much of what we do here, this guide too invites people into my world that blends real-life colour, accessible ingredients with health-boosting benefits and big flavours.

Ordinary foods that most people already have in their pantries are transformed into extraordinary meals. And we know what people have in their pantries because we asked way back in 2020.

How to Shop Your Pantry will help you:

Come up with real-life dinner ideas that work for your family

Know and use what you have on hand in your pantry

Reduce what you throw away

Feed and nourish you and your loved ones

Support a great cause

Puneeta Chhitwal-Varma<br/><small>Photo by Tanvi Madkaiker</small>
Puneeta Chhitwal-Varma
Photo by Tanvi Madkaiker

Hi, I'm Puneeta!

author, educator, food advocate

I’m an unwavering guide for people seeking out real-life, earth-friendly, delicious solutions for everyday living. My recipes, tips and insights are based on an accessible, science-based approach that prioritizes the planet and keeps the well-being of all people front and centre.

I have extensive experience as an on-air media expert and have been featured on a number of prominent national and international media platforms like CTV, CBC, CHCH, BBC and Martha Stewart.

I believe that the kitchen is the heart of the home and that food is more than a sum total of its parts. I believe the best antidote to counteract the stresses and environmental impacts of modern, post-pandemic life is action — optimistic, hopeful, deliberate collective action. And like so many other good things, this action too begins with what we choose to put on our plate.

That is the spirit behind this digital cookbook and I'm grateful you are considering buying it. Through the purchase of this eBook you will not only better nourish yourselves and your family, you will also donate to a worthy cause that supports people who need our help.

Pictures Courtesy Second Harvest, Bill Leontaritis & John Packman
Pictures Courtesy Second Harvest, Bill Leontaritis & John Packman
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