Emily and I have been the best of friends since we started college 11 years ago and were luckily assigned randomly as roommates our freshman year.

You get to know someone very well living in a teeny, tiny dorm room.  And I am so happy to say that Emily was the greatest from day one.  I love that we have stayed so close over the last decade (how old are we??!!)  and have been by each other’s sides for some of the most important events in our lives.

Emily is also the reason that I started out on this little blogging adventure.  I have always admired Emily’s dedication to healthy food and an active lifestyle and her blog, A Nutritionist Eats was  my primary inspiration for starting my blog.  Honestly, without her, I wouldn’t know a plugin from a theme and would never have been able to publish my first post 1 year ago!  How fitting that she would be providing this amazing guest post for me this week!

Mercedes and I go wayyyyy back. Like, freshman-year dorms and then friends forever back. We lived together for a total of 5 years and to say that I miss her dearly since moving to California would be an understatement. If only we had started blogging back when we were roomates! That would have been SO much fun.

 Satisfy my Sweet Tooth is my go-to site when it comes to dessert and baking, because, well, I’m not much of a baker and Mercedes is amazing. I miss testing out her recipes on a regular basis!  It only makes sense for me to share something somewhat healthy today because, well that is what my blog (fresh recipes, nutrition tips and simple ways to live a healthy life) is all about!

Once I try a salad that I like, I continue to make it on a regular basis and then eat it until I’m sick of it. My current favorite is this salad that I’ve been eating ever since my cousin made it for Easter Sunday. The ingredients are simple, the flavors delicious. I like to call it the California Salad for no particular reason other than avocados are abundent here. 🙂

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Thank you Emily!  You are the best!

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9 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Laura (Tutti Dolci)
    Jun 12, 2012 @ 10:11 am

    I love this salad, it looks so fresh and delicious! 🙂 Great guest post!


    • Mercedes
      Jun 20, 2012 @ 6:27 am

      Thanks Laura! Emily always has such fresh and beautifully photographed recipes!


  2. Cassie
    Jun 12, 2012 @ 1:49 pm

    How sweet is this! And the salad is amazing – absolutely my kind of meal!


    • Mercedes
      Jun 20, 2012 @ 6:28 am

      Thanks Cassie! I can’t wait to make this salad myself! Emily is so creative and is such a healthy inspiration!


  3. emily (a nutritionist eats)
    Jun 12, 2012 @ 2:48 pm

    I love all of these old pictures!! xo


    • Mercedes
      Jun 20, 2012 @ 6:28 am

      Thanks so much for the great guest post Emily! I hope we have pictures together when we are old and wrinkly to add to the collection!


  4. luv what you do
    Jun 12, 2012 @ 8:31 pm

    That is so fun! How exciting to watch your friendship in pictures!
    I got to see my college roomates, their hubbys and kids this weekend. It was great to catch up and can’t believe we all met in the same dorm all those many years ago : ) It makes me want to go check out our 1999 fresh dorm pictures : )

    Great looking salad Emily!


    • Mercedes
      Jun 20, 2012 @ 6:29 am

      How fun to catch up with your college roommates! You certainly create a unique bond living in close quarters!


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