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Today I celebrate my birthday. I am so thankful for a chance to live, a chance to thrive rather than just survive. This blog has made me live.

I never in my wildest imagination imagined that someday, I will have a blog called “Precious Core”. Never. But one day, 3 years ago as I prayed, I felt God was speaking to me and asking me to “write”. I followed that leading and made some research on how to begin a blog so I could write.

Then came the naming part. I didn’t have to think of or choose a name for myself. But permit me to be a little weirdo here and tell you the name Precious Core just came. I heard the words Precious Core and I ran with it.

Why I Blog

So I named my blog Precious Core and began to write. Over the years, I have shared lots of love tips, real life stories and recipes amongst others. Then I also started my YouTube channel which has been a HUGE blessing. Cooking in front of the camera is my happy place. Totally.

As my blog grew, I noticed a lot of people were interested in the recipes I share. Then there was the temptation to “niche-down” and share only recipes, therefore making my blog an exclusive food blog. I felt left out of the ‘food blogger circle’ because you know, most food bloggers churn recipe posts, one after the other. Meanwhile here, I share recipes and other kinds of post – basically the things that matter to me.

spinach stew recipe

I highly considered taking out the non-recipe posts but I just couldn’t. You know why? Because I started this blog not just to share recipes but to write.

This is the place where my pen speaks. This is the place where I share real life stories. This is the place where I share my love for cooking. This is my outlet. This is my contribution to humanity. This is my core. This is why I am here right now, at this time.

I have grown to totally understand the name Precious Core. This is my core, the essence of my being, my purpose.

Precious Kitchen

This is why I can’t hide the fact that I am a child of God. The most important thing of my life is that I love Jesus. Being transformed by God is the most wonderful thing I ever experienced. And I can’t hold back on sharing that.

My pen can’t hold back from speaking. Whether it is sharing raw emotions, funny stories from my past or opinions on current happenings, I have to write. Writing to me is like breathing. I have to do it in order to live.

I used to think that when my blog makes an income, I will be so happy and fulfilled. While making an income is GREAT, I have discovered that that is not what makes me fulfilled. You know what makes me fulfilled? The people who write to me telling me how much this blog has changed them. Whether it is a recipe they cooked, or a story that made them laugh or a tip that changed their marriage or a prayer they followed, reading these things brings a satisfaction to my soul that cannot be financially or materially quantified.

Easy fruit salad recipe. Perfect for parties or for healthy snacking!

So as long as I can, I will keep writing, cooking, sharing, encouraging and connecting with the friends all over the world who visit this space.

I am so grateful for a chance to live out my calling. When the going gets tough, I remind myself that I am in the right place. I am supposed to be running this blog at this time of my life. There is nothing like being assured that you are in the right place.

So thank you so much for being here! I can’t wait to see what the days ahead bring. Love you!


About Precious

Welcome to my core! I am Precious Nkeih, the recipe developer and writer right here on my blog, Precious Core. My goal is to show you insanely delicious recipes you can replicate in your kitchen. And I love to tell stories too. Hope you find recipes here that will make cooking easier for you! Check me out on YouTube at YouTube.com/PreciousKitchen.

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  1. Hi Precious!
    Happy Belated Birthday. I’m also an October born. Sorry for the late greeting but I just discovered you today. I found you on YouTube while checking out recipes (one of my hobbies) and I couldn’t resist but to follow you. Its funny because I don’t usually go beyond the video when I watch recipes but with your video it was something different….so genuine and pure. I wanted to leave you a comment because I’m just inspired and in awe. Thanks for sharing your talents with the world.

  2. You are gifted and talent and never stop blessing and inspiring. Happy bday and may God enlarge Precious Core to the Core in Jesus name. Enjoy

  3. Happy birthday dearie. The pictures, kitchen, the name of the blog, the recipes, posts everything is so you and it is a wonder to behold. You are an amazing person, a talented woman, a kind friend, loving mother and good -wife, Christian, teacher, cook everything .
    I love that you see it as a calling and a ministry and that you take it all so seriously. Love you Sis. And if only I could cook a quarter of the things you cook. 😂

    1. God bless the day I “met” you sis! Thank you for being such an amazing support system. And to think that we have never met in real life…
      Hahaha I believe you can totally cook the things that I cook. Lol

  4. Wow! You are my birthday mate, mine is on the 19th. I can’t believe this oh! No wonder why I find your personality so striking. You are an epitome of inspiration. May God continue to bless you, keep you and may you continue daily, in many years to come live a life of accomplishments in God’s purpose for your life. I love you a lot Precious and I wish you where the elder sister that I don’t have. God bless you dearest. Happy birthday!!


    1. Awww I love you a lot too my dear. Thank you for being so supportive. Wishing you a very happy birthday, birthday mate. Ehugs.

  5. Hello Precious dear uve really inspired me all this time I must confess uve taught me many things especially the baking and frying my boys are like oh mum this is good each time..thanks so much dear and we keep thanking God too for inspiration u got ure blessed! Greet my girls and husy for me.much love Thecla from Cameroon

    1. Hi Thecla, thank you so much for taking out the time to let me know. My love to your sweet boys. God’s blessings.