Welcome to Lace & Coco!
My name is Alenoosh and this is where I celebrate the pleasures of cooking healthy and fresh vegetarian food for my family. I started this blog to help and inspire those who find it difficult to cook vegetarian food.
I live in Dubai with my kind and loving husband, Henry! I wouldn’t be able to do any of this without his constant love, support and encouragement.
I follow a vegetarian diet that includes natural ingredients, whole grains, good fats, fruits and vegetables but occasionally eat dairy and egg! I try to exclude refined sugar from my diet as much as I can and incorporate natural sweeteners, figs, dates, agave and maple syrup instead. Henry is not a vegetarian and he occiasionaly eats seafood and chicken but he is dairy and egg intolerant. And that is why what we cook at home are mostly plant-based meaning meat-free, dairy-free and egg-free!
I’m a strong believer that we are what we eat and that good food increases quality of life. I believe in fresh, healthy and homemade. I believe that vegetarian food, good light and fresh air are the secrets to happiness and health. What inspires me is when a recipe of mine makes its way into your home.
I have a great passion for people who live life wholeheartedly and those who are putting love out into the world. I get inspired by those who claim the ownership of their lives and stand up for what is right.
In addition to cooking, I’m passionate about traveling, exploring new places and taking beautiful photos of places I’ve visited. I also love decorating and throwing parties and I do all these because creating beautiful things is part of who I am!
My favorite things are: Family & friends, a warm hug, a genuine smile, recipe books, museums, strolling in a new city, Paris, flea markets, collecting all sorts of unique things, shopping for a beautiful dress, the smell of a freshly brewed coffee, quality chocolate, breakfast in bed, movie nights and a cup of fresh mint tea.
Thank you for visiting my blog and Happy Cooking!
Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT KIND OF CAMERA DO YOU USE?
Canon 5D mark III
CAN I SHARE OR PUBLISH YOUR RECIPES ON MY BLOG/WEBSITE?
Thank you for asking! If you are interested in sharing my work, you may do so provided that you adhere to the “Terms and Conditions”.
DO YOU DO FREELANCE RECIPE DEVELOPMENT AND/ OR FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY FOR BRANDS?
Yes, I enjoy teaming up with high quality brands and my services include recipe development and food photography. My blog is my portfolio. You can contact me here.
DO YOU HOLD WORKSHOPS FOR COOKING AND FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY?
Yes, I do private workshops for cooking, food styling and photography, one-on-one or for a small group of friends. If you are interested in my photography, you can read more about it here.