Becky Collins Lupo
I have been passionate about cooking my whole life, and am currently a Health Coach and Chef on a mission to provide people with the tools to find a healthy balance in their own lives. I am a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. I wasn’t always able to devote my time to my passions. While raising my daughter I used my college education in business and accounting to be an executive in a commercial real estate investment firm. At home my husband and I keep a Vegan kitchen. I have many interests, including gardening, tennis and yoga.
Type of cook:
I love to read cookbooks and try new recipes. I have many cookbooks , but now am filling my Bookshelves/Kindle with Vegan Cookbooks. I am the type of person who will scour the Farmers markets and near by grocery stores to see what’s looking fresh, in season and local and create my menu from there. I have transformed my kitchen into a whole foods mecca. I do lots of home canning and preserving during the summer months and baking in the winter. I love to turn traditional comfort food recipes into Vegan alternatives.
Right now I’m really liking ‘Unprocessed’ by Chef AJ. She’s giving me some good ideas on how to use ingredients to fill in our cravings for sugar and cheese. I also like ‘ The Kind Diet’ by Alicia Silverstone. She has done a good job in explaining how to transition to a plant based diet.
I love to crochet: hats, scarves and blankets are my favorite thing to create.
I am a Vegan beekeeper. What’s that? I keep bees but do not harvest the honey. The bees pollinate my gardens.
I’m planning on taking a Cornell University Small Farms course on how to raise an organic Berry crop. I would love to plant several hundred blueberry bushes some time soon.
I planted my first crop of garlic this past Fall.