Cashew Cheese Rice Burrito with Feta, Olives & Sundried Tomatoes

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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.

Cashew Cheese Rice Burrito with Feta, Olives & Sundried Tomatoes

Breakfast

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!

Cashew Cheese Rice Burrito with Feta, Olives & Sundried Tomatoes

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.

Cashew Cheese Rice Burrito with Feta, Olives & Sundried Tomatoes

Workout

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.”

Cashew Cheese Rice Burrito with Feta, Olives & Sundried Tomatoes

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

Cashew Cheese Rice Burrito with Feta, Olives & Sundried Tomatoes

Lunch

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).

Cashew Cheese Rice Burrito with Feta, Olives & Sundried Tomatoes

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!

Cashew Cheese Rice Burrito with Feta, Olives & Sundried Tomatoes

Print

Cashew Cheese Sauce

Serves 4: 7P/8C/9F

Ingredients

Ingredients:

  • 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

Instructions

Directions:

  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.

Cashew Cheese Rice Burrito with Feta, Olives & Sundried Tomatoes

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!

Cashew Cheese Rice Burrito with Feta, Olives & Sundried Tomatoes

Snack

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.

Cashew Cheese Rice Burrito with Feta, Olives & Sundried Tomatoes

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.

Cashew Cheese Rice Burrito with Feta, Olives & Sundried Tomatoes

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!

Cashew Cheese Rice Burrito with Feta, Olives & Sundried Tomatoes

Dinner

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!

Cashew Cheese Rice Burrito with Feta, Olives & Sundried Tomatoes

Questions of the Day

Would you rather”¦

Run or row?

Eat a burrito or taco… or quesadilla?

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