For the first time, Sun-Maid is a sponsor at the ASICS World Series of Beach Volleyball, a 6-day tournament and festival in Long Beach, California. With 26 countries participating, it’s the largest non-Olympic beach volleyball event in the world. It’s the final 2016 Rio Olympics qualifier on U.S. soil and Sun-Maid is proud to be fueling the competitors with Natural California Raisins. Here, top players share their favorite Sun-Maid Raisin dishes with us. #RememberRaisins #WSOBV
My favorite raisin recipe is a curry chicken quinoa dish. I sautee the curry dusted chicken breast (small chunks) in a pan. In a separate pan sautee some veggies in high heat oil (I like garlic, bell pepper, onion, zucchini and sundried tomatoes). Toss the chicken, veggies, and prepared quinoa in a bowl with some raisins and voila! It’s a homemade recipe that Andrew and I came up with, so we don’t measure anything. We just eyeball it. Oh and don’t forget salt and pepper!
*Image shown above is Sun-Maid’s recipe for Quinoa with Raisins and Carmelized Onions. Recipe here
Lauren Fendrick (Website at laurenfendrick.com) is a 33-year old American pro beach volleyball star hailing from Carlsbad, CA. At the net, Lauren is one of the most intimidating blockers in the world. A USA alternate at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, Lauren has her sights set squarely on the 2016 Rio Games. Alongside defensive wizard Brooke Sweat, Lauren’s two-person team currently ranks #1 in the USA and #14 in the world on the FIVB (international tour.) She’ll be competing in the ASICS World Series of Beach Volleyball August 18-23 in Long Beach, CA—the final Olympic qualifier on U.S. soil! TV schedule