Reducing Exposure to BPA & Homemade English Muffins

This Time Last Year

A year ago, the FDA finally admitted that BPA might not be as safe as they once thought. We have some tips for reducing your exposure after the jump, plus a gallery of lovely lilac kitchens, a guide to making English muffins at home, and a mid-winter recipe for kale and citrus salad.

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Despite their findings, the FDA regulations for BPA remain the same. Here are some ways to reduce your exposure.

• Tender roasted spaghetti squash can make a great pasta-alternative if you're trying to eat light this month.

• What a clever dropped counter-top for short cooks!

This fresh Kale Salad with Blood Oranges and Meyer Lemons sounds so perfect for right now.

Lilac is such a lovely and soothing color for a kitchen, don't you think?

• The Little House on the Prairie cookbook makes us so nostalgic!

• Eating healthier doesn't have to mean giving up flavor, as this beef-free bean burger can attest.

Agave has become prized as a healthier sugar-substitute, but is it really safe?

Mmmm...we'd love to wake up to a glass of this roasted vanilla orange juice.

• What do you think about using Ikea cabinets in your kitchen?

Homemade English muffins have become our secret weapon for impressing overnight guests.

• If you're looking for something extra special for your next cheese plate, try a clothbound cheddar.

Jam-like curd made from sweet cara cara oranges is a special winter treat.

• Do you know your flank steak from your sirloin?

Light and bright kitchens are just what the doctor ordered for these dreary winter days.

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