All in a day's work: Tamara - Bite photographer and stylist
Tamara — Bite photographer and stylist
Tam is a busy food photographer and stylist. Her day starts with a regular breakfast, however the rest of the day’s food can be pretty “random”. Depending on what she’s shooting, she’ll nibble away on anything from baking, rich desserts, or restaurant food (of which she often takes back leftovers for dinner and lunch the next day). Over the past few months she has tried to eat vegetarian as much as possible, with some seafood.
8.30am 2 pieces of home-made sourdough bread with butter, peanut butter and home-made jam. Cup of tea with milk
10am Cup of coffee with milk, half a sweet muffin and a bite of a scotch egg (both from photo shoot). Eat while standing up and taking photographs.
1.30pm Bowl of lentil salad with tomatoes, herbs, carrot, apple and micro-greens, drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of sesame and salt mix (from photo shoot).
3pm An apple on the way home from photo shoot; then at home, pot of green tea and 2 home-made white chocolate cookies (left over from another shoot).
8pm Handful of potato chips with a glass of beer, followed by vegetable risotto made with parmesan cheese, and a glass of red wine.
9.30pm Still feeling a little peckish, a cup of tea and 5 small chocolate fish.
Nadia Lim’s quick nutritional analysis
You have quite the sweet tooth (cookies, jam, muffin, 5 chocolate fish). If you are prone to snacking on sweet things always have fruit (e.g. mandarins in your handbag) handy. Alternate the jam toast topping with something more nutritious and higher in protein e.g. avocado, nut butters, egg, hummus, ricotta or cottage cheese — this will help curb hunger and avoid snacking on sweets. Vegetarians are at higher risk of low iron and vitamin B12 levels, so ensure you eat enough legumes (beans, peas and lentils), eggs, nuts, seeds, dairy products like yoghurt, milk, low-fat cheeses to cover your bases. Cheese can be a watch point for vegetarians — parmesan is very high in fat and should be limited to sprinkling or used only occasionally.