Raw Vegan New Years Eve

Happy New Years everyone!

I had the best day yesterday. I started with a beautiful group meditation-yoga type meeting where everyone wrote down the things that they want to remove from their mind, and on another note they wrote down what they want to keep in their mind throughout the next year. Then we put the first notes on fire so that they will never return, and the latter we keep, so that we can always remember what we want to do and be.
I wrote down the word freedom to keep. Freedom from myself, my insecurities, imbalances and uncertainness. Freedom from else’s opinions, judgements and other’s preferences.

Freedom to be me, just me as I want to be. Freedom to be happy with how I choose to live, how I choose to express myself and what decisions I make.


This is a beautiful event that they do at the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University center every year. I will definitely go again next year. It’s a great way to clear your mind and start the new year with a fresh mind, with new goals and happy thoughts. I felt that it helped me to connect with my inner self, mind and body, and the world around me, and to accept the world as it is, and accept that I am who I am, no matter how anyone else reacts or what they say.


2014 has been a wonderful year for me. I have had so much fun, met so many new friends and I have made new connections both with other people and myself. I have learned so much and I look forward to learning more. I look forward to starting 2015 with all the things in my mind that I learned in the past year. I am going to focus on learning new things and strengthening myself, physically, mentally and spiritually. I think it’s going to be a lot of fun.


For dinner on New Years Eve I had a meal of delicious mangoes! I sprinkled them with lemon juice, pomegranate seeds and fresh basil. Simple is the best! I have been eating a lot of mangoes over the holidays, they are also my favourite food of all foods! And have always been. Then I made a huge Pad Thai inspired salad with a DELICIOUS and yummy tahini-mango sauce that everyone loved! My mom said she would put it on everything, it was so good!

In the salad I julienne sliced:

3 small carrots
1/3 small head of red cabbage
1 long sweet red bell pepper
1 1/2 yellow bell pepper
2 small portobello mushrooms
1 zucchini
Handful of fresh basil

Then I added some pomegranate seeds because, you know, they’re awesome.


Yes, I ate it all. My parents don’t understand how I can fit this much food in me.
I couldn’t first when I started this lifestyle, but with time your body adapts to eating larger quantities of food, because you need to eat a lot to get enough energy. And I love it because I get to eat so much more than everyone else! Heee heeee!

Hope you had a great New Years Eve too,

-Erna Vala


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