I'm a registered nurse of over twenty years who works in acute care facilities, hospitals, and long-term care. Nursing has even taken me around the world. I've been a volunteer with organizations like Global Volunteers and Hospitals for Humanity in Africa, India, and Vietnam.
I have also volunteered with The Red Cross, Community Emergency Response Team, Medical Reserve Corps, and hospice. No matter what country I am in or what organization I am working for, I notice how much comfort my patients find in the special dishes their families bring to their hospital beds.
When this journey began, I didn't know how to cook. When the recipes are submitted, I make each one myself before I have it tested. I figured, if I can make the dish, and it tastes as delicious as the family says it does, I can then give it to my recipe testers. I started watching YouTube videos and blogs to help me in my transformation from nurse to cookbook author.