At some stage, all of us will take care of a loved one who is convalescing. I’ve had the privilege of caring for both of my parents up until they passed away. I truly treasure those times and I’m ever grateful that I got the opportunity to return a little of the care that was always given so lovingly to me.

Having once worked as a nurse, I’m now a food columnist and author. While it may seem like I’ve veered on a completely different track, my training and work as a nurse has greatly influenced how I cook for my family, and, in turn, how I develop my recipes.