Cashew Cheese Rice Burrito with Feta, Olives & Sundried Tomatoes

Yesterday morning, I woke up to gray skies and pouring rain (and a warm, cuddly pug), so I did not want to get out of bed, but I had a lot to do. Carpe diem! Plus, Mal and I are sharing a car while mine is being fixed, so I had to drop him off at school bright and early.

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When I returned home from dropping off Mal, breakfast was waiting for me”¦ well, sort of. I had a big batch of Spa Day Bircher Muesli (from The Oh She Glows Cookbook) all made in the fridge, so I just whipped up a quick almond milk latte to go with it. Breakfast done. FYI: My version of the Spa Day Bircher Muesli was rolled oats mixed with yogurt, apples, sunflower seeds, and dried cranberries. Delicious!

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After breakfast, I did some work with a very tired pug on my lap. Apparently, the rainy weather and a busy weekend did him in.

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After a couple of hours of work, I headed to CrossFit for the 9:00 AM class. On the agenda was a longer WOD called the “Kentucky Derby.”

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Kentucky Derby”

400m Sprint
15 Toes to Bar
30 Double Unders
Rest 1:00
400m Sprint
15 Toes to Bar
40 Double Unders
Rest 1:00
400m Sprint
15 Toes to Bar
50 Double Unders
Rest 1:00
400m Sprint
15 Toes to Bar
60 Double Unders

It was still raining outside, so our coach gave us the option of rowing inside instead of running, so I opted for that. I’m still running at 32 weeks, but, man, I’m slow. Haha! And I’m not running very far when I do. With the cold winter weather and the CrossFit Open, we actually haven’t had a ton of running workouts at 781 lately, but when we do, I’ll run some 200s or 400s”¦ maybe an 800, but anything longer than that, and I’ll typically opt for rowing instead. Running is just so exhausting, and I’m starting to feel some pressure in my hips from all of the extra weight my body is carrying. Anyway, here’s the “preg” workout that I did yesterday:

“Kentucky Derby (with pregnancy modifications)”

500 meter row
15 Kipping Knee Raises
30 Double Unders
Rest 1:00
500 meter row
15 Kipping Knee Raises
40 Double Unders
Rest 1:00
500 meter row
15 Kipping Knee Raises
50 Double Unders
Rest 1:00
500 meter row
15 Kipping Knee Raises
60 Double Unders

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After CrossFit, I ran some errands and then came home for lunch, which was a new favorite that I’ve been obsessing over for the past 24 hours. I made an incredible Cashew Cheese Rice Burrito with Feta, Olives & Sundried Tomatoes, which was inspired by a recipe for a Broccoli & Cashew Cheese Quinoa Burrito from The Oh She Glows Cookbook. Oh my gosh, it was so delicious””and so easy to make. I cooked the brown rice and whipped up the Cashew Cheese Sauce ahead of time, so all I had to do was buy tortillas and goodies for the inside, which I snagged from the antipasto bar at Whole Foods (feta, olives, and sundried tomatoes).

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And when I was ready to make the burrito, I just nuked some broccoli florets in the microwave and then added them to the ingredients from the antipasto bar. Easy, nutritious, and delicious. Booya!

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Cashew Cheese Sauce

Serves 4: 7P/8C/9F


  • 3/4 cup 175 mL raw cashews
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 cup 125mL unsweetened, unflavored almond milk
  • 1/4 cup 60 mL nutritional yeast
  • 1.5 teaspoons 7mL Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon 5mL white wine vinegar or lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon 1mL onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon 2mL fine-grain sea salt


  1. To make the Cashew Cheese Sauce: Place cashews in a bowl and add enough water to cover. Soak the cashews for at least 3 to 4 hours, preferably longer if you have time. Drain and rinse the cashews.
  2. In a food processor or blender, combine the soaked cashews, garlic, almond milk, nutritional yeast, mustard, vinegar, onion powder, and salt and process until smooth. The sauce should be very thick.

Reprinted by arrangement with AVERY, a member of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, A Penguin Random House Company. Copyright © GLO BAKERY CORPORATION, 2014.

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And, of course, you can always play around with the ingredients inside this burrito. As long as you have a filler, like brown rice or quinoa, and the Cashew Cheese Sauce, you’ll be a happy camper!

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Mid-afternoon, I snacked on a leftover Oreo cupcake from my baby shower as well as a toasted waffle with peanut butter and marmalade spread on top, but I totally forgot to snap a picture of it.

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Late in the afternoon, I took Murphy for his afternoon walk while listening to the most recent episode of Balanced Bites. Mal texted me about 20 minutes later to come pick him up from school, so the pug and I cut our walk a little short.


After picking up Mal, my plan for the rest of the evening was to start organizing the nursery and all of the presents we received, but as soon as I started, I realized we really needed the dresser and tall corner shelf to start putting things away, so I quit. Haha! Mal and I are planning to go to IKEA tonight to buy the final few things we need for the nursery. It is coming together… slowly, but surely!

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Not surprisingly, I ate another Cashew Cheese Rice Burrito with Feta, Olives & Sundried Tomatoes for dinner because I’m in love with them. Oh, so good!

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Questions of the Day

Would you rather”¦

Run or row?

Eat a burrito or taco… or quesadilla?


  1. I remember when our little man’s room looked like that. I felt like I just didn’t have a place for everything. His room is small so some of his stuff is piled nicely in his closet since he doesn’t really use it, yet.

    I like rowing, but I’d rather run. If I had to choose, a taco, though I am a fan of tequitos.

  2. Tina, have you listened to any of the Pregtastic podcasts? They have a lot of info on pregnancy, delivery, breastfeeding, etc. I’ve been listening to them on my long walks and have actually learned a lot, especially about childbirth. Just passing along.

    1. I actually listened to one a few weeks ago, but forgot about them. Thanks for the reminder! I definitely want to listen to more of them!😄

  3. That looks awesome.

    I’d way rather RUN! I’m a runner so…

    Burritos or tacos for me. Quesadillas aren’t exciting enough, although a cafe by my house makes a sweet potato quesadilla that is amazing. This is hard!

  4. I would rather row at the moment. I’m still getting over a knee injury, so running isn’t my jam right now. And burrito ALL THE WAY!!! 🙂

  5. Running for sure! Finally getting to do more outside running in our WODs here in IL. Weather this winter was not nice to us!

  6. I love that your scaling note is just “preg.” Haha! Love it.

    Run vs row is a tricky one for me. I don’t particularly care for either one. Right now I’d probably choose to run just because I’m SO GLAD it’s finally above zero and we can get outside!

  7. Aww sleeping puppies are so cute. That burrito looks so tasty. Any excuse to put sundried tomatoes in my food is a win. I would rather run then row, although I did row on a team briefly and it was really fun.

  8. I’d much rather run, however, at 30 wks pregnant I’m in the same boat as you. I was doing well with 3-4 mile runs until I really started to show. Then I noticed I started getting uncomfortable (mostly pressure) around a mile, so running more than that had to go. I’m still doing 200, 400 and 800 meter runs at CrossFit but holy cow I’m slow! This Saturday is my shower and exactly one year ago I ran a 16 mile race and two weeks later an overnight relay. Hard to believe where I am now but hey, I’m making a human. You are too! We’re still pretty beast-mode if you ask me 🙂

  9. I used to row in college and HATED the erg machines. I loved actually being in the boat rowing but if it was between running and doing the erg machine running anytime! I love all mexican food, but not a fan of burritos. I remember putting my son’s nursery together after the babyshower. It was my favorite place to relax the weeks leading up to delivery!

  10. As an ex rower I would always go for the running as it’s so nice to be able to change it up now! I love that you are written as ‘Tina+1’ – that is too cute! I am so impressed with all your pregnancy fitness, I hope that I’ll be able to be like that one day (a very long way away…!)

  11. I would rather run for sure. Rowing is such a good back workout though. I need to mix it in so my back looks good for summer!

    I am a mexican food fan…so I love all burritos, tacos, quesadillas…anything really! I could eat it every day. 🙂

    I can’t believe you are still kicking booty at crossfit. Great work!

  12. I definitely prefer running, but I’m at 31 weeks and am officially just walking now. I am already itching to get back into it, but my body wants to wait until I don’t have another human in it. 🙂 As for Mexican food options…I think tacos. I love a good crunchy taco!!

  13. Rainy days are best for chilling in. Too bad the weather doesn’t tell all the planned activities of the day that the agenda has changed!

    I haven’t read your shower post yet (still getting caught up from yesterday’s craziness) but from your cupcake and still-coming-together nursery it appears to be “great success”!

  14. I love your Murphy pictures! Dogs are always so cute when they sleep! I like burritos/wraps, but cashew cheese sounds weird…I guess don’t knock it, right? I love to run, especially outside. I hate the rowing machine and can only ever make myself do 10 minutes – I’d rather do 30 minutes on the stairstepper than do the row machine! I think I get bored too easily rowing.

  15. great minds think alike,I JUST made cashew cheese yesterday too! But not the sauce–I’ll have to try that though, because those burritos look heavenly!

  16. Definitely run for me! But rowing is great for the arms. I love anything Mexican food-wise and especially guacamole but if I had to choose it would be quesadilla. My favorite thing to make right now is a twist on the Monte Cristo sandwich with a tortilla. Recipe and pictures at my blog. It’s so good and much healthier than the sandwich.

  17. I’ll need to add this to my things to try! Looks delicious

    Running is my thing, I think rowing gets boring

    And quesadillas all the way. So good!

  18. I would rather run and eat a quesadilla (but not at the same time). And we make a mean, green (healthy) enchilada!
    Yesterday was such a stay in bed day! At least it got nice at the end of the day. Warmest temps since November! Crazy!

  19. Row > run any day. They recently purchased rowers for our gym, and I use them regularly to warm-up my whole body. And I’d have to go with burrito. I enjoy the fillings, but love the last bite that’s mostly tortilla & sauce. I’m looking forward to trying my hand at this cashew-cheese one 🙂

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