Easy-Quinoa-Salad

It was scary, it was spooky and now it is over. Many of you grew up with the Halloween madness but for me it is entirely new experience. We moved to US in 2009 and didn’t celebrate until few years later. I can’t really say we celebrate now but we do try to participate ;). Yes, that’s a good word for it. We enjoy passing out candy and admiring costumes and creativity. Haven’t ventured into home decorating yet. All this will change soon though as our baby will be walking, talking and having his own opinions next year! I may need to ask my sister for few hints ūüôā Below she and her friend ready for Halloween in Vienna, Austria. I just couldn’t resist and had to share! Love it!

 

Emilka-Halloween

 

I am not sure how Halloween looks like in Poland now. Last time I was there this time of year probably 5 or 6 years ago and it wasn’t a big deal yet. Some parties and mainly fun for grown ups really but I am sure a lot has changed since then.

Traditionally November has been all about All Saints Day and All Souls’ Day. It starts with these holidays and somewhat continue along these lines until Christmas takes over. People travel to visit graves and lit a candle in remembrance of their loved ones. The glow that the candles create is visible from far away and it makes cemeteries look like a peaceful and beautiful places. I tried to look for some photos and found¬†this¬†one, this¬†one and that¬†one.¬†I used to take a walk late in the evening just to breathe in the atmosphere.¬†This year is special for our family because we’re remembering our dear Grandma who passed away last January.

You may read this and think what a quinoa salad has to do with Halloween and All Souls’ Day. Well, I’ll tell you. We have a lot of candy had a lot of candy left and I thought a salad would be a good idea. This one can be served warm and is hearty enough for a chilly day. Hope you’ll like it!

Easy-Quinoa-Salad

I found this recipe in my recipe binder – it is a magazine clipping, don’t know from which magazine though…

Easy-Quinoa-Salad

Easy-Quinoa-Salad

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