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Maple and Marigold

Puneeta Chhitwal-Varma is a food and sustainability author who teaches people how to lead a low-waste, people+planet-friendly lifestyle. She’s on a mission to help a million people change how they cook and eat, and create positive habits in their kitchen and at home.

Her blog, started out as a love letter to India and Canada, maple represents her life in Canada and marigold represents her roots in India.

Puneeta has been featured extensively on TV and on prominent national and international media platforms. She lives in Toronto, Canada with her husband, two kids and their cat. Find her at

Puneeta is writing a good-for-us, good-for-the-planet cookbook that is due out in April 2024.