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Mugshot Monday

Here's another very simple but pretty mug. I posted a similar one a few weeks ago, this is just a different shape. It's still Standards Brown Speck clay and Stan's White glaze fired to cone 6 in oxidation.

To me, it is just simplicity. I could hold this mug and enjoy a nice, warm cup of coffee while relaxing in the morning. Years ago I used to read a newspaper while having my morning coffee. Now I'm a little more tree friendly so I get my news from NPR and on-line but this cup brings me back to Sunday mornings with the New York Times.

Where can you find some simplicity in your life?


Meatless Monday - Cauliflower Blueberry and Avocado Salad

Have you ever tried watercress? It’s a green, leafy vegetable that packs a lot of nutrition and has a slightly peppery taste. It’s not hot, just a little bit of spice.  To prepare it you want to wash and rinse like any other leafy green then simply cut off the largest stems. Toss it into your salad bowl. It’s that easy.

You can cook the cauliflower ahead of time or, if you like raw cauliflower you can skip the roasting altogether.

I added the blueberries to the salad because we have some ripening in the garden and are trying to find every excuse possible to enjoy them.

As you can see, this salad is vegan and gluten free. The protein comes from the almonds.

Cauliflower Blueberry and Avocado Salad by Future Relics Gallery
Cauliflower Blueberry and Avocado Salad


1/2 head of cauliflower
1/2 cup blueberries
1 avocado
1/4 cup almonds
1 big handful of fresh watercress
1 tbsp. olive oil
1/2 tsp. flake salt (sea salt)
Pepper to taste
Bunch of fresh mint


Cut the cauliflower into small bouquets and place them on a lightly oiled cookie sheet or baking dish. Roast in the oven at 400 degrees for 30 - 40 minutes, stir once in the middle of the roasting time. Remove from the oven and let cool.

Cube the avocado and chop the almonds and watercress coarsely.

Mix cauliflower, blueberries, avocado cubes, almonds, watercress and olive oil in a big bowl.

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  1. ok so far I have tried spaghetti squash from reading your blog but still haven't gotten any cauliflower to try, one of these days. ha

    1. You really should Linda, you can prepare it in so many different ways I would imagine one would seem good to you.


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