Simon from Man With A Camera Photography in Melbourne shares his favourite go-to recipes that keep him healthy and alert while working long hours on corporate events.
As professional corporate event photographers in Melbourne, Simon says that he relies on healthy meals to keep him sustained throughout long events and conferences to ensure that he captures key moments and fulfils his client’s brief.
Consuming a predominantly vegetarian diet, Simon has to ensure that he maintains a balanced diet to stay in good shape and can move from event to event each week.
Combining his attention to a good diet along with regular exercise and relaxing down time means he can keep pace with the demands of high profile events and his clients.
Having some quick, easy and healthy recipes for meals which can be prepared in advance or with minimum fuss after a long day is really helpful. This is Simon’s favourite easy-to-prepare meal that keeps him fuelled and healthy:
Green God/dess Buddha bowl
The beauty of a Buddha bowl is that you can make it exactly as you like it. Don’t like onions? Don’t put them in! Substitute an ingredient with anything else you enjoy.
With a base of farro or brown rice this bowl is topped with a variety of delicious greens and a lip smackingly good dressing that has a chilli kick, without being overpowering. A perfect meal containing all the greens and flavour to keep you coming back for more.
1 cup of brown rice or farro
Half a medium sized head of Broccoli florets
3 tablespoons olive oil
Pinch of Salt
1 teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper
1 hard boiled egg
Half a cup of canned chick peas or black beans
Small handful of sugar snap peas
1 clove of garlic
Teaspoon of crushed chilli or chilli flakes
Handful of seasonal herbs such as parsley, mint, coriander or whatever is in the window box that month.
Small chopped cucumber
Small handful of Edamame
Handful of spinach
Toasted pumpkins seeds
Half a lemon
1 Hard boil the egg and cool in iced water. Cook rice and leave to cool.
2 Par boil (or leave raw if preferred) the broccoli and sugar snap peas
3 Roughly chop the spinach and herb leaves and arrange in bowl
4 Peel and half the hard boiled egg and add to bowl along with all the other ingredients
5 Top it all off with a sprinkling of umami powder and some black pepper and it’s good to go!
This meal is quick, easy and very healthy and is perfect for photographers who are either too lazy or don’t enjoy cooking!