Welcome to Sinkful Kitchen, a cooking and baking blog dedicated to delicious recipes.
My name is Ruth Grindeland, and I have loved cooking as far back as I can recall. Growing up, I often cooked for my family, usually my teenage favorite, spaghetti pie.
At the start of COVID, I discovered the Great British Baking Show (GBBO). I binge-watched all 9 seasons in two months. I became obsessed and decided to bake all the show challenges. I also wanted to share my kitchen creations, which is how my Sinful Kitchen blog started.
On the personal side...
I live in Denver, Colorado, with my husband Kurt and our sweet beagles, Ella and Dolly. I have three step-children and two grandkids. Cooking for my family is one of my favorite things to do. Lucky for me, they are always very kind when things are unplanned. (That happens often.)
During the day, I work for a school district. I feel blessed to have my job and call my co-workers dear friends.
I enjoy musical theater, red dirt country, and trashy TV. I am a rare Colorado native who loves all things Colorado.
What You Will Find On My Blog
- Delicious vegan recipes.
- Sweet vegan baking recipes that everyone will love.
- A resource library of substitutions.
- Vegan cooking recipes made from whole foods and whole ingredients.
- A wide range of recipes with flavors from all over the world. I am particularly partial to Lebanese, Middle Eastern, and Mediterranean flavors.
- Quality-tested recipes that are designed for everyone of all diet types to enjoy.
- Friendly and accepting of all people and diets.
- When possible, vegan recipes include different diets, such as this Easy Greek Cucumber Salad. While I made my version with vegan feta, I wrote it so that it could be made vegan or non-vegan.
- Charity of the Month, most of which will center around animal rights and protection. If you want me to highlight a charity, email me and let me know.
- The occasional personal story.
What You Will Not Find On My Blog
- Food made with animal products, except for my earlier recipes which were made while I was a vegetarian.
- While you might see the occasional recipe using texture soy meat replacements, those will be rare.
2023 Charitable Donations
My goal in 2023 is to start giving back with some of the profits from Sinful Kitchen. At this point in my blogging, it's not much. However, I do believe every bit counts. The majority of donations will be to animal causes.
September Charity of the Month
Donation Amount - $100
As the rest of the world, I have watched with great sadness the destruction of Lahina from wildfires. The need there is so great that I felt I needed to pick one place where I could help, and that is why I chose the Maui Humane Society.
With so much destruction, in some cases, all people have are their pets. The Maui Humane Society is working around the clock to provide medical care, shelter, and, where possible, keep people united with their pets.
The need is extreme. There is also a donor who has pledged to match up to 1M. Please consider donating to them and possibly giving someone in Lahina who really needs it a sense of normalcy.
|January 2023||Beagle Basecamp||$50|
|February 2023||Colorado Beagle Rescue||$50|
|March 2023||Bike MS||$50|
|April 2023||ALS Association||$50|
|May 2023||Wild Animal Sanctuary||$50|
|June 2023||Matthew Shepard Foundation||$50|
|July 2023||Culinary Hospitality Outreach and Wellness (CHOW)||$50|
|August 2023||Kindness Ranch||$50|
|September 2023||Maui Humane Society||$100|
Last but not Least
I have a thing for adopting rescued beagles; while most have passed, you might occasionally see one or two of them in the background of my pictures.