Hey! Friends

Nathi is a medical student, food blogger, and meal prep fan living in the east of Europe. He enjoys making new recipes that are healthy and delicious.

Nathi has recently started his own online brand MakerlandFoodie where he shares his favorite dishes with you and other followers.

He loves to travel around the world discovering new cultures, cuisines, and flavors while comparing them with local traditions from her home country.

His blog offers a collection of healthy recipes for breakfast, lunch, or dinner that can be prepared in advance as well as on-the-go meals for those who like to stay active during their day but still want to eat clean!

My Story

MakerlandFoodie became public in June of 2020, branching from my corporate brand Makerlandxxx. MakerlandFoodie came about after starting my medical career, it is/was a side hobby to avoid the burnout of medical school. Creating new recipes and publishing them is a way of taking a break from my studies and wind down. I’m more of a creative person, so a mental shift from a student perspective to a creative is vital for me to keep myself balanced.

I am a South African, born and raised in the lovely southern Africa. I realised the passion I had for food in my early teens. I was not that much of an eater (Still not lol! ) but I sure enjoyed making a good meal. Food Network was my favourite channel growing up. Learnt a lot from the lovely chef Nigella Lawson.

I spent most of my teens following recipes from the cooking channels I was watching. Learnt the basics of cooking and all that it goes with it. With time the collection of my favorite recipes grew. 

The college phase came and I had to leave for college and stayed as a college resident, that meant eating in a dining hall, food not made by me, and only circulating the menu every other 2 weeks. Just like that my hobby was taken away from me. 

Fast forward to the final year of my undergrad and I was able to move out of the college resident and stayed in my own apartment and we were on again with the cooking business. Best year of my undergrad that year. I even took a job at one of the restaurants as a kitchen assistant. Made over 500 pizzas that year alone. Got my degree in record time and I was out.

At the age of 22 years, I changed career paths, coming from a core science background which I realised later towards the end of my degree that this was not for me. Lab work from my Biological science degree was too much demanding and draining. Not only that but it was just out of my interests. 

Medicine was my childhood dream, after the loss of interest in my first career I then decided to go for what caught my eye at a very young age. Up until now, I can safely say this is truly for me.
I am more than happy with juggling this Blog under the Makerlandxxx corporate with 3 other ongoing projects and Medicine.

Community Engagements and Giving Back

I am very passionate about social issues. Issues of food access, food health, environmental sustainability, equality, education and health care. I have worked with a handful of organisations that address these social issues and help us live happier, healthier and have more productive lives.

Where to start?

New to MakerlandFoodie, here are some of the great places to start.

  • Read my disclaimer here.
  • My recipe index page is perfectly laid out for easy browsing by category or diet.
  • Save time in the kitchen by learning some of the best culinary skill I have mastered over the years.
  • Check out the best sauces and salad dressing you can possibly make with simple ingredients.
  • Lastly, check out what this blog is built upon. All the resources that keep makerlandFoodie up and running.

Join the community

Thank you for taking your precious time and getting to know me better. I am more than happy that you are here and would like to know you more. Be part of our community and follow us on:

  • Our social media, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
  • Check out our Pinterest boards where we collaborate with other food bloggers.
  • Subscribe to our Youtube channel for cooking tutorials and more.
  • Finally, subscribe to our weekly newsletter and be part of the family to get a front-row seat every time we publish new content.