The Sunday
Cooking Club

with Puneeta Chhitwal-Varma
Next episode: October 29, 2023

Attainable, delicious home cooking that's good for us and the planet too

What is The Sunday Cooking Club?


So many of us, dare I say it, all of us are struggling with cooking for our families at home. These past 3 years have hit our personal health and our wallets hard. On top of all of that, the news about the planet’s health and our rapidly diminishing resources is grim.

While we will continue to see the impact of multiple crises — the pandemic, climate change and the cost of living crisis —  unfold gradually, one thing is clear. Cooking at home and preparing food that is tasty, healthy and planet-friendly is a top priority.

But our routines need a reset.

Welcome to my world! I teach people how to adapt kitchen routines and personal habits to reconnect with food. Through my workshops, TV segments and writing I offer practical, delicious solutions that shrink waste, help people make the most of what’s available and to do it all with simplicity, grace and resilience.

Join me in my kitchen at the Sunday Cooking Club where I will share all the practical and possible ways to simplify cooking at home. Together, we will create great dishes, learn about good-for-us, planet-friendly ingredients and celebrate food that scores low on the carbon-footprint scale and high on flavour. Attainable, delicious food that brings people and planet back together with ease and joy.

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

The Sunday Cooking Club is for you if you are struggling to:

  • clear the fog of chaotic information around what's good for us
  • make climate-conscious choices in the kitchen
  • feel inspired to cook at home week after week.

Workshops are posted every last Sunday of the month.

Help me keep the Sunday Cooking Club free and independent.

Season 3 Schedule

Here are the themes for the rest of the year. Join the Maple + Marigold email list to receive notifications about upcoming episodes and the dishes we'll be cooking.

Date Topic
APR 23 Halve your Meat, Double the Flavour India-Style Good Mood Bolognese
MAY 28 Cook Once, Eat Thrice:
with carrots
Decadent No-Waste Carrot Halwa
JUN 25 Love your Lentils...
and lentils will love you right back
Sunday Cooking Club Shorts
JUL 30 Mood-Boosting Foods
the connection between our bellies and the brain
Sunday Cooking Club Shorts
AUG 27 On hiatus On hiatus
SEP 24 On hiatus To be announced
OCT 29 How Diversity on the Plate will Save Us and the Planet too Squash and Lentils, cooking tips and more
NOV 26 #VeganVibes Tacos To be announced
DEC 31 Ring in the New Year with a special 2024 edition of Sunday Cooking Club To be announced

Cooking Together

The Sunday Cooking Club is a pre-recorded cooking class that is designed to help you cook for everyday living using delicious, good-for-us ingredients. Together we make climate-friendly choices, simplify the enormous task of cooking and feeding ourselves and our loved ones and finally get dinner on the table!

This workshop is free with registration. The ingredients and prep will be made available beforehand. Once the video goes live you can choose when to cook along with me. My work schedule during the week is unpredictable and so you'll often find me in the kitchen Sunday afternoon, prepping and cooking. You're welcome to follow the video and cook along with me as soon as the video drops (around 3 pm EST) or come back and watch the steps when it's convenient for you.

People who cook with me say...

I absolutely love this hour of cooking. The professional approach and presentation of the teaching is superb. Engaging, fun & excellent for anyone. Every step, ingredient, spice, how to reduce waste, how to use items from your pantry etc. is all explained in great detail.

At the end of the session you leave with not only your master dish, but with more knowledge about making sustainable changes and better food choices. I highly recommend this club.

Geeta G.
Millennial Lifestyle

I am really enjoying the Sunday Cooking Club with Puneeta at Maple and Marigold. She makes it so easy to follow along and make these fantastic foods with minimal effort.

Bonus.. these foods are also mood enhancers. The whole class is a mood enhancer. I was afraid of cooking with sweet potatoes and voila.. the cook along helped me get over my irrational fears and I created something delicious.

Priyanka S.

The Sunday Cooking Club with Puneeta was such a joy to attend. It felt amazing to prep some healthy and delicious food for the week and to use flavours and ingredients that are out of my usual rotation.

Puneeta is a wealth of information and an absolute joy. I love her approach to making cooking easy but still yummy!

Sara S.

I just adored your Sunday cooking class. You have a real talent for keeping things interesting in the kitchen! The daal came out delicious and I am so pleased with my leftovers for dinner this evening.

I felt energized by the grounding exercise at the start of the class and extremely proud of myself for the meal I created with what I had in my kitchen!

Jennifer S.

Sunday Cooking Club

Photo Challenge

Snapshots of Cooking from Previous Classes
<small>Photo by Tanvi Madkaiker</small>
Photo by Tanvi Madkaiker

Hi, I'm Puneeta!

author, educator, food advocate

My goal is to reach a million people and help them create positive change in their kitchen every day. How? It’s all about small, individual changes in the way we cook and eat that can collectively have BIG impact.

Join me as we cook using ingredients that are proven to boost our mood, and learn new techniques and habits that will help feed our body and mind, and protect the planet, all at the same time.

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