November for me means Bouchercon 2014: Murder at the Beach. This will be my first time at the Annual World Mystery Convention. I've been to others, but not ones tailored for the criminally-inclined, or rather, mystery fans & professionals.
My head is BUZZing.
And all I can think about is the beach and Southern California's awesome vegan restaurants. Why am I not there NOW?
The two pictures below aren't quite Long Beach, California, which is where the convention is taking place; but Crystal Cove State Park is just a bit south down Pacific Coast Highway. I grew up smack dab between Long Beach and Laguna Beach, so it's the perfect excuse to get my yearly Golden State fix. I love the beach but live in a desert. Go fig.
I'm working on my own mystery novel, which I'm trying to finish by January. I am sure I will return inspired and
Finding time to blog or podcast has been très difficile lately, I'm more often on Tweeetter and FB. Don't hate me cause I do a lot of curating there, particularly of pop-culture-y things.
ThanksLiving is also around the corner. One of my favorite dishes is Sage- and Pumpkin Seed-Encrusted Seitan With Roasted Garlic-Pumpkin Sauce. It's a vegan entree and it has a few extra steps, but nothing scary, and it's also a hit with the omnivores in my life. Give it a try!
Or maybe you do Mexican food for your holidays like a lot of Phoenicians. How about some hot truck tacos from one of my fave vegan chefs: Chipotle Seitan & Roasted Potato Tacos. Mmmmm, TACOS!
Wait! Tacos on the beach!
SOON, my pretties. /evil sorceress voice/
This is what happens when I blog at dinnertime. Food-centric thinking.
If you are going to Bouchercon, gimme a shout on Twitter. If you're vegan and going to Bouchercon, dibs as your lunch date!!