Have you tried one of my recipes or tips, or cooked with me at a workshop? Perhaps you've attended one of my Sunday Cooking Club sessions?

Over the years I have connected with many people, and so many have offered kind words of support, encouragement and even outright appreciation of my work! I am grateful for all the affection, and the time and consideration taken to offer feedback.

I would love to hear from you too. You are welcome to be as detailed or as brief as you like, and in your blurb, please include where we met, or a specific interaction.

Here are some examples of what others are saying about Maple + Marigold. I am thrilled to share all these beautiful sentiments here.

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


Annette Hamm

I first met Puneeta on our Morning Live set in 2019, and she's taught me so much since then!

From her, I've learned to use every last bit of produce in my fridge, and how to make those fruits and veggies last longer. I save money with her advice to 'shop my pantry' and 'shop my fridge' (especially helpful during pandemic lockdowns).

Puneeta, my lovely friend, you have no idea how many times I think of you — and what you'd do — in my kitchen.

Annette Hamm
Morning Live, CHCH

Cooking Demos

Yashy M.

Not only was I able to get a head start on dinner but I also learned how to cook veggies PROPERLY.

Yashy M.
Parenting To Go


I love how they take traditional recipes and put their own spin on them. I've never been disappointed. Tandoori turkey is my new holiday go to favourite.


Lisa Lewis MD

Maple and Marigold's focus on family and food is a true pleasure — I especially enjoy the multicultural tips. Years ago, I was delighted to save Puneeta's blog post on leftover orange peels! I promptly boiled orange peels to add a natural scent to my home. What a unique and creative blog, I am so grateful to follow along.

Lisa Lewis MD


Puneeta is like the best friend's mom you always loved growing up. She creates a wonderful space by blending Canadian-Indian cuisine and life that encourages me to live outside the box. She shares her favourite dishes, which quickly become your favourite dishes. Maple and Marigold embodies everything you want in community. Humor, good spirits, neighbours that become friends, and an ongoing sense of belonging.


Jennifer 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.

Sara 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.

Priyanka S.

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.

Geeta G.

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


Beth M.

Thank you for presenting for 4RG Meets yesterday. Your passion for this is infectious. I have been thinking very deeply about our food choices and the environment for a long time, and can sometimes find it all very discouraging. But I love how you brought your positivity and practical outlook, your creativity and appealing ideas, and your research to this topic. I definitely have some fresh motivation and inspiration to try some new things, and to learn more about gut health.

Beth M.


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I just read your email and was touched by the message and idea. Thank you for your thoughtful writing, and for sharing it with us.

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