Ridiculously Quick & Easy Basil Bean Dip (& a Simple Sandwich)

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This looks amazing! Anyone else want to try this recipe with me?

The Grateful Grazer

Ridiculously Quick & Easy Basil Bean Dip - The Grateful Grazer

Between work, family, friends, travel, and spending some QT with my pup, life can get pretty hectic.  Sometimes it seems like a struggle just to get food on the table…and I know I’m not alone. A 2011 study looking at 34 mostly Western countries found that Americans spend the least amount of time preparing food (30 minutes compared to an average 2 hours and 8 minutes). We also spend less time actually eating it (1 hour and 14 minutes compared to an average 1 hour and 41 minutes). Between our busy-is-better corporate culture, abundance of fast food restaurants and the dominance of packaged “convenience foods” over “real food” in grocery stores, I can’t say I was surprised by these results. But what impact are our busy schedules having on our health (and our waistlines)? Notably, this study also concluded that Americans are twice as likely to be obese, have a…

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