Hello and welcome!
I’m Puneeta, a food writer and better food advocate and I offer practical, delicious solutions to individuals and families to improve our personal health and also the health and prosperity of the planet.
My work is inspired by scientific evidence around food and its connection with climate change, extensive research between food & mood, along with my own personal experiences of how the food that tastes good and is good for us as individuals is also good for the planet. A delightful and inescapable coincidence.
But navigating the world of cooking and eating and being weighed down by everyday decision-making around *good food* can be hard. I make it easy to shift kitchen habits with my recipes, strategies, and tips that help people cook more, use what they have, feel good, and live well.
MapleandMarigold.com, my blog, started as a love letter to India and Canada. Maple represents Canada and my life here. Marigold, with its colour and significance in Indian culture, represents my roots in India. What started as a blog on culture and family has evolved into a mission: to help create positive change in our kitchen and homes and in how we feel, and to make cooking and eating delicious and fun.
My goal is to help a million++ people make easy-to-implement, good-for-us, good-for-the-planet changes in cooking and eating that have the potential for enormous personal and collective impact.
Thank you for visiting my digital home and inviting me into your real one. I’m looking forward to cooking with you!
With gratitude and optimism,
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Let’s cook together
Do you want to make delicious food that is good for the body and mind, and learn techniques and habits to be more *green* in the kitchen? Join me at the Sunday Cooking Club to learn about how our choices at dinner time can help us cook better, use what we have and make dinner time simple, delicious and FUN!
During this 1-hr virtual workshop we will cook with good mood foods and create real-life, DELICIOUS dishes. I also share some of my favourite kitchen tips and earth-savvy hacks for sustainable living that will nourish you and your family.
The next workshop is on November 28 at 2 pm. Registration open.
Cook with me at the Sunday Cooking Club
Ready to make delicious food that is good for the body and mind, and learn techniques to help you make more *green* choices?
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Fighting Food Waste & Having Impact
In 2020, Puneeta released the How to SHOP YOUR PANTRY digital cookbook. What started out as a simple pantry challenge during the early months of the pandemic rapidly became a 48-page collection of pantry-forward recipes and tips designed to help people nourish their families and reduce food waste.
Through the eBook, Puneeta is helping readers cook more at home, reduce what they throw away and improve the dire problem of food scarcity and hunger.
This fund-raising endeavour has so far donated $2400 to Second Harvest, Canada’s foremost food rescue organization.
If you missed out on buying your copy of How to SHOP YOUR PANTRY, look out for the 2nd edition coming up soon.
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