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An individual’s personal style is something that can set them apart and make them stand out in a room full of people. Even if you aren’t that into fashion, you can still develop a style that people can identify you by. Perhaps you’re wondering how you can improve your style and make it more interesting, or you’re at a point in your life that you’re hungry for change. Whatever the case, you can improve your style at any time you want to, just be open to trying something new. Here are practical ways that you can improve your personal style nevertheless.

Know What Look You’re Going For

Before you can actually improve your personal style, you need to know what exactly you’re looking to change it to. Identify what your personal style is presently and what about it is you want to improve. It could be that you wear too much black and feel like your style is too gothic and want to introduce new and vibrant colors to your wardrobe. Knowing where you want to go will give you an idea of how to g…

Garlic and Herb Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes


If my Italian ancestors could rise from the grave and improve on American mashed potatoes, I'm quite certain they'd come up with something like this. With lactose-intolerant munchkins, I can't drown my potatoes in butter and cream. I've tried over the years to substitute with lactose-free milk and garlic, though I've never had a ton of success. The potatoes always turn out good but never great, and I refuse to make some healthy pureed cauliflower version. This year I decided to use more herbs, more fresh garlic, and a ton of olive oil. It was so worth it. These herb and olive oil mashed potatoes earned a lifetime place at my holiday table!

INGREDIENTS
*serves for a holiday dinner - for a small family dinner, you could cut the recipe down
  • two 40oz bags of Honey Golden Potatoes
  • 1/4 cup or 6-8 cloves fresh garlic finely minced
  • fresh herbs 1-2 bunches approximately 1/2 cup (I used parsley and sage)
  • 1 cup lactose-free milk
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • salt to taste

Two important things: Use the golden potatoes! And if you don't have a ricer or mixer, slice them into very small pieces. I would suggest this either way. I find that using the golden ones and cooking them down slowly makes for a more thick and creamy result, which totally makes up for the lack of cream and butter.

Boil until fork tender then mash the potatoes, add the other ingredients and stir. Enjoy!:)



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