The Sunday
Cooking Club

with Puneeta Chhitwal-Varma

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

Photo by Diana Muresan

What is The Sunday Cooking Club?

Join me in my kitchen where we will cook delicious food, learn new techniques and adopt climate-conscious habits that will bring people and the planet back together.

So many of us, dare I say it, all of us are struggling with cooking for our families at home. Food prices and accessibility 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 athome and preparing food that is tasty, healthy and planet-friendly is a top priority.

But our practices 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.

Cooking Club With a Difference

The Sunday Cooking Club is a monthly cooking class designed to help you cook for everyday living using delicious, good-for-us ingredients. During the 1-hour cooking workshop, I teach how to make climate-friendly choices, simplify techniques and tackle the enormous task of cooking and feeding ourselves and our loved ones. And at the end - dinner is on the table!

Drop me a note if you would like to co-host an episode of the Sunday Cooking Club with me. Openings available May 2024 onwards.

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.

Previous Sunday Cooking Club Episodes

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Two Recipes from Puneeta’s New Cookbook
Daal and veggie fritters
Love your Lentils and lentils will love you right back
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Cook Once, Eat Thrice: With Carrots
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Halve your Meat, Double the Flavour

Cooking Together

The Sunday Cooking Club is a 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!

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
This is a photo of Puneeta Chhitwal-Varma, a Food Writer, Climate Advocate, and Mom of two in Toronto. She is photographed in a park. She is walking towards the viewer carrying a basket of fresh vegetables.
Puneeta Chhitwal-Varma
Photo by Diana Muresan

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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