Poached Eggs, Avocado, & Smoked Salmon on English Muffins

A couple years ago, I was addicted to sliced avocado on buttered whole wheat toast. I think I ate it for breakfast almost every day for several months straight. Then one Sunday, I decided that it would be the perfect cure for a particularly bothersome hangover I was nursing. I made it. I devoured it. I felt even worse. And so ended the reign of avocado toast in my world of breakfast.

Then last week, I found saw this post on Framed Cooks.  Mmmmm. I felt the avocado hunger returning. Since then, all I’ve been able to think about is avocado + egg + smoked salmon.  I even made my boyfriend a smoked salmon and scallion omelette topped with avocado . . . for dinner. Today, I made myself this delightful little number for breakfast. And I endured a grumbling tummy and a lukewarm (but still delicious) end result so that I could show it to all of you!

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Monster Cookies

Monster cookies! (With guest appearances by a drool-worthy Zeiss 50mm lens and my OCD.)

Last weekend, the boyfriend went to visit a few friends in Lake Placid. Since I couldn’t make it, I offered to send along something yummy instead. Two of the aforementioned friends were running a half marathon that Saturday, so it was suggested that I keep the treats semi-healthy. (I personally imagine that, after running a half marathon, I’d want an entire pound of bacon washed down by a dozen beers. But I haven’t done any running of any kind since high-school soccer practice, so I suppose I can’t exactly call myself an authority on post-marathon food.)

Anyway, when healthy baked goods were suggested, these cookies immediately came to mind. I discovered them on What Megan’s Making around a year ago, and was very intrigued. (Fact: M&Ms make anything look and taste 50% yummier.) They have since become one of my favorite cookies!

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