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6 Homemade Soups To Fulfill Your Fall Cravings

Good for the soul (and flu season).


The cold is coming fast, and there is no better way to snuggle up than with a nice cup of soup. Stay healthy this year with six homemade, vegan, and 100% organic soups!

Classic Veggie

You can never go wrong with a hot cup of veggie soup. Whether it's for lunch on a rainy day or as a side for Thanksgiving dinner, classic vegetable soup hits the spot every time. Plus, it's super easy to make AND lasts so long if you cook in bulk and freeze whatever you don't eat that week.

Ingredients: organic vegetable broth, shredded veggies (carrot, mushroom, spinach, chayote, celery, red potato, corn, edamame, red pepper), tomato puree, paprika

Pro tip: try with a side of toast sourdough bread to dip in the soup!

Butternut Squash

A fall favorite, butternut squash soup is the best for the season. It's creamy, filling, tasteful, and super healthy, too. The sweet hint of squash is the perfect reminder that the holiday season is upon us, and what's not to love about that.

Ingredients: organic vegetable broth, butternut squash, coconut oil, almond milk, turmeric, cinnamon, garlic

Pro tip: tastes even better topped with pepitas (pumpkin seeds) and dried cranberries!


Zucchini soup is seriously SO underrated. The texture is creamy but also sort of chunky (to taste), which makes it so unique. Not to mention, you can spice it up however you like by adding different spices.

Ingredients: organic vegetable broth, zucchini, roasted yellow bell pepper, coconut oil, salt, pepper, turmeric, paprika

Pro tip: mix in a spoon of labneh or Greek yogurt to add creaminess!

Coconut Cauliflower

Coconut? Cauliflower? WHO IS SHE. Don't worry, it tastes so much better than it sounds. This soup is a little lighter in creaminess but still has all the deliciousness. With a mix of some Indian curry essences and a flavorful coconut base, this soup seriously brings on all the flavor.

Ingredients: coconut milk, riced cauliflower, onion, roasted cauliflower, curry, garlic, salt

Pro tip: eat with a side of naan bread to get your full cuisine fix!

Miso Noodle

Basically, a homemade mix of miso soup, pho, and ramen, and it's ~amazing~. More so than the other soups, the miso noodle is definitely filling enough to make up a full meal. Every lover of Asian fusion food will be obsessed!

Ingredients: miso paste, rice noodles, mushrooms, tofu, green onion, soy sauce, sesame seeds

Pro tip: spice it up by throwing in some picked ginger and sriracha!

Carrot Ginger

Carrot ginger is the perfect soup to satisfy your cravings for creaminess while keeping you in the low-cal range. It has a small amount of ingredients, which makes it really easy to make (and really easy to finish). It's healthy, flavorful, and in-season all year round. To change it up, add more honey and sweeten it up to fulfill that sweet tooth.

Ingredients: organic vegetable broth, carrots, ginger, honey, onion, turmeric, coconut oil, almond milk

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9 Reasons Crocs Are The Only Shoes You Need

Crocs have holes so your swag can breathe.

Do you have fond childhood objects that make you nostalgic just thinking about your favorite Barbie or sequenced purse? Well for me, its my navy Crocs. Those shoes put me through elementary school. I eventually wore them out so much that I had to say goodbye. I tried Airwalks and sandals, but nothing compared. Then on my senior trip in New York City, a four story Crocs store gleamed at me from across the street and I bought another pair of Navy Blue Crocs. The rest is history. I wear them every morning to the lake for practice and then throughout the day to help air out my soaking feet. I love my Crocs so much, that I was in shock when it became apparent to me that people don't feel the same. Here are nine reasons why you should just throw out all of your other shoes and settle on Crocs.

1. They are waterproof.

These bad boys can take on the wettest of water. Nobody is sure what they are made of, though. The debate is still out there on foam vs. rubber. You can wear these bad boys any place water may or may not be: to the lake for practice or to the club where all the thirsty boys are. But honestly who cares because they're buoyant and water proof. Raise the roof.

2. Your most reliable support system

There is a reason nurses and swimming instructors alike swear by Crocs. Comfort. Croc's clogs will make you feel like your are walking on a cloud of Laffy Taffy. They are wide enough that your toes are not squished, and the rubbery material forms perfectly around your foot. Added bonus: The holes let in a nice breeze while riding around on your Razor Scooter.

3. Insane durability

Have you ever been so angry you could throw a Croc 'cause same? Have you ever had a Croc bitten while wrestling a great white shark? Me too. Have you ever had your entire foot rolled like a fruit roll up but had your Crocs still intact? Also me. All I know is that Seal Team 6 may or may not have worn these shoes to find and kill Osama Bin Laden. Just sayin'.

4. Bling, bling, bling

Jibbitz, am I right?! These are basically they're own money in the industry of comfortable footwear. From Spongebob to Christmas to your favorite fossil, Jibbitz has it all. There's nothing more swag-tastic than pimped out crocs. Lady. Killer.

5. So many options

From the classic clog to fashionable sneakers, Crocs offer so many options that are just too good to pass up on. They have fur lined boots, wedges, sandals, loafers, Maryjane's, glow in the dark, Minion themed, and best of all, CAMO! Where did your feet go?!

6. Affordable

Crocs: $30

Feeling like a boss: Priceless

7. Two words: Adventure Straps

Because you know that when you move the strap from casual mode chillin' in the front to behind the heal, it's like using a shell on Mario Cart.

8. Crocs cares

Okay, but for real, Crocs is a great company because they have donated over 3 million pairs of crocs to people in need around the world. Move over Toms, the Croc is in the house.

9. Stylish AF

The boys will be coming for you like Steve Irwin.

Who cares what the haters say, right? Wear with pride, and go forth in style.

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10 TV Shows You Need To Watch On Hulu

Hulu is slept on


I have recently moved to watch shows and movies on Hulu and Netflix. Hulu has a lot of great shows and movies to offer that aren't on Netflix. While Netflix is still great, Hulu is definitely starting to grow on me. Here are some shows that I have watched or have started watching on Hulu that I think are pretty great!

1. 11.22.63

If you love James Franco and Stephen King, you'll love this show. The first episode is a bit long, but all the other episodes are only 45 minutes. The plot line is pretty interesting. I also like that it doesn't tell you everything, it shows it to you and you piece things together.

2. The Act

The fact that this show is based on a true story is just insane. The acting is really great, especially if you watch actual videos of Gypsy, Joey King does a great job.

3. Castle Rock

Another Stephen King masterpiece. This show is riveting and really makes you think about what the truth is in the context of the story, and brings in some ethical questions.

4. Future Man

I've only recently started this but it's pretty interesting and funny.

5. The O.C.

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This show was great. Sometimes it was a bit annoying, but it is a classic show from the early 2000s. You really become invested in all the characters and your opinion may change on some characters because they grow and develop throughout the show.

6. The Handmaid's Tale

If you've read the book, you should definitely watch the show.

7. Obsession: Dark Desires

I just love true crime stories and this really dives deep into crime stories and the darkest parts of humanity.

8. Intervention

This show can be really sad or frustrating, but I think it's good for people to see the reality of addiction.

9. Smallville

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I also started this one very recently and I've always wanted to watch it. It can be cheesy but it's pretty entertaining.

10. Brooklyn Nine-Nine

This is a great show if you want to laugh. I love all of the characters and everything they bring to the table.

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