November 19, 2021 At the Table
At the Table: Jasmine Ash
By Sara Berks
What’s your name? Tell us about yourself.
I’m Jasmine Ash, I’m a singer/songwriter from the PNW but based in Los Angeles, CA. I live here with my husband and our fur son! I love clothes and interior design, cooking and hiking and I am a big fan of the holiday season.
What recipe are you sharing with us today?
I’m sharing my very favorite 1 bowl vegan and gluten free pumpkin pie recipe from Minimalist Baker. This is my absolute favorite pumpkin pie recipe! It’s delicious and different but is nostalgic all at the same time. I actually sub almonds for cashews in this recipe and I think it makes the crust more special!
Why is this recipe special to you?
I really love Thanksgiving food and wish I could eat it all year round- I know I could… but for some reason the holidays feel very special to me and so I mostly make holiday food just around the holidays. I have loved pumpkin pie since before I can remember and when I became vegan, I found it hard to find store bought versions that I loved. Then I discovered Minimalist Baker and this pie recipe and I’ve been hooked ever since, I’ll make it every year from here on out I’m sure!
1-Bowl Pumpkin Pie (Vegan + GF), from Minimalist Baker
- 1 ¼ cups raw cashews
- 1/2 cup rolled oats (gluten-free)
- 2 pitted medjool dates
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 2 ½ tsp ground ginger
- 3/4 cup gluten-free flour blend (if not gluten-free, sub spelt or all-purpose flour)
- 1/4 cup scoopable (firm) coconut oil (virgin or refined for less-prominent coconut flavor // or sub avocado oil for similar result)
- 1/4 cup maple syrup, plus more as needed
- 2 cups pumpkin purée (unsweetened // we like Libby’s brand)
- 2 ½ Tbsp arrowroot starch (for thickening)
- 3/4 cup full fat coconut milk (canned)
- 1/4 cup coconut sugar (or sub organic brown sugar)
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1 Tbsp pumpkin pie spice (or store-bought)
For Serving (optional)
- Coconut Whipped Cream
For full step-by-step instructions, visit Minimalist Baker.
What does tradition mean to you? What traditions do you hold dear?
I love the holiday tradition of being with family during this time. I live in LA away from all of my family in Oregon and away from most of my husband's family on the east coast so getting together this time of year is really special to me. I love the smells, sounds, lights, and feel of this time of year so it is extra special to be with the ones I love celebrating.
Who will you be sharing this meal with?
I’ll be sharing this particular pie with my husband and then I am going to make another one to share with my family when I go back to the PNW for Thanksgiving. My husband and I are the only plant-based two out of the bunch, but no one ever knows this pie is vegan- I haven’t made this for my family yet but I know they’ll love it!
If you could have a meal with any three people, someone you know/don’t know/alive/dead, who would it be?
I would love to share a meal with both sets of my grandparents- I know that’s more than 3! We lost one set when I was really young and while I was older when we lost my other set, I regret not asking more questions about their lives and learning more about where I came from. I miss them a lot, and holidays were so special and important to my family, it would be so wonderful to be together for a meal. Plus, I really think they’d like my pie! If not them, then David Bowie because… well, David Bowie!