corn creme soup & memories of a village

During the summer weekends we travel a lot and we are not the only ones, because the cities are almost empty at that time of the year. Most of the people are at the sea side, in the mountains or exploring the beauties of rural Bulgaria. Something usual, easy and calm, preferably with good friends :)

During these tiny vacations I prefer not to think about food. All we need is something simple and quick, so you can spend more time with friends instead of in the kitchen. Something like this delicious and satisfying corn creme soup…

Last weekend we decided to visit a village in the mountain, where I was quite fascinated by the way the normal peasants live. I was surprised to see stacked hay bales gathered by hand to ensure food for the animals during the winter months, strange flowers and thorns growing along the road and tools I thought are long forgotten, like hoes, axes, hand hay cutters, etc.

It was such a relieve to see people still living the simple rural life of our ancestors. Fascinating.

When you are out of your comfort zone (aka your kitchen), you have to work with you’ve got and while packing your bags herbs and spices are not in the priority list :) So when you find a little treasure, like this cute small pack of saffron leaves… well, you got to use it. I decided the saffron is rich enough, so there is no need to add other herbs to the soup, I believe I was right.

creme corn soup
  • 1 cup boiled or canned maize grains
  • 1/2 raw zucchini
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon saffron

1. Place everything in the blender except for the saffron.
2. Blend until nice and creamy. If you want it more liquid, add one more cup of water.
3. Serve and garnish with saffron leaves.

bon appétit!

Лятно време не обичам да се задържам за дълго в София и използвам всяка свободна минута, за да се измъкна от шума, лудницата и натовареното ежедневие. Най-любимите ми места са тихите и спокойни затънтени кътчета на България, малките селца, които едвам се виждат на картата. Места, където можеш да прекараш няколко дни в компанията на приятели и да се насладиш на леките разговори, тишината и зеленината наоколо.

Когато съм на такова място, не обичам да си губя времето с готвене. Малкото откраднато безвремие не е място за суетене в кухнята. Затова в репертоара си имам няколко запазени рецепти за спокойни дни. Рецепти, които отнемат 5-10 минути да се приготвят и в същото време са вкусни и засищащи. Като тази лека крем супа с царевица, авокадо и щипка шафран…

Лятна крем супа
    1 буркан сварена царевица
    1 сурова тиквичка
    1 авокадо
    3-4 чаши вода
    щипка сол
    1 супена лъжица зехтин
    1 супена лъжица бяло балсамико
    щипка шафран

1. Сложете всичко в блендера без шафрана и пасирайте докато не се получи финна, кремообразна смес. Добавете първо 3 чаши вода и ако ви се стори много гъста сложете още една.
2. Сервирайте в купички и поръсете с шафран.

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Nadia Petrova

Nadia Petrova is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Member of CANNP, author of the Daily Raw cookbook and Green chef. You can reach her at - E-mail: nadia(at), Facebook:, Personal Facebook:, Twitter: @natureinsider. And can read more about her here - Nadia Petrova


  1. Hi, I´ve just found your blog and it´s amazing! You take such beautiful pictures, really :) And the corn soup sounds so good, I think I would really enjoy it in this hot weather :)
    Have a lovely day,

  2. The nature is so beautiful! Just looking at the pictures makes me feel relaxed and calm. It’s simply amazing. Oh and I love the color of the corn soup. It’s such a cute shade of yellow :] I think it would be perfect for the heat here.

  3. Nade, your pictures really have captured the peace and quietness of the rural atmosphere! And having tried your corn soup, it already became one of my favorites!

  4. Thanks Jen :)
    We do have some very beautiful spots, if you decide to visit Europe one day, be sure to come here too :)

  5. Yes, the color of the soup is quite interesting, because of the mix of avocado and corn :)
    They are beating for superiority ;)

  6. Bulgaria is such a beautiful country! I have actually been there 3 times- loved it!
    This soup looks delicious! I once made a raw corn soup, and it tasted fantastic- so I believe would love this too :)
    Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog, Nadia :)

  7. :)

    Everything’s so nice, bright and shiny!

    Bulgaria is one of the countries on my list to visit. I have friends that are originally from there, telling me about the beautiful countryside and Sofia. Could listen to them for hours.

    Your soup looks like it’s made just for this time of the year. I especially like how you add some liveliness with the vinegare the your composition just perfectly reflects its character.


  8. Thank you very much Tobias! :)
    Yes, Bulgaria has some very beautiful spots and if you know where to go, you can have a great time here!

  9. Thank you, Jennifer! I love that one with the grass a lot, especially the spider web between the grass :)

  10. Wow, Nadia! I just found your blog and all I can is…WOW. Your pictures are beautiful. I think I just might make myself cozy over here :) And that soup sounds tasty as well!

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