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Growing Up Paleo: How one woman's journey to natural eating inspired the brand that is Tribali Foods

by Customer Service September 26, 2017

Growing Up Paleo: How one woman's journey to natural eating inspired the brand that is Tribali Foods

Here at The Simple Grocer, we are committed to making clean, high quality proteins available to everyone.  Our desire to eat (and feed our families) food that is as close to nature as possible is reflected in our high standards for raising practices and natural ingredients.  We only offer products containing the most simple, natural ingredients.  

Over the past few weeks, we have fallen madly in love with ease and simplicity of Tribali Foods. We are so excited to now offer Tribali Foods’ chicken and beef patties on The Simple Grocer!

Tribali Foods is the vision of Angela Bicos Mavridis.  As a kid in her grandmother’s kitchen, Angela discovered the nurturing power of real foods.  Today, as a single mother of 3, her recipes are a flavorful celebration of simple ingredients - gathered from nature and seasoned with loving care - that make healthier eating easier for everyone.

Paleo is a Greek word which has come to represent our modern desire to eat wholesome, ancestral foods that have sustained human beings for generations.  When you’re raised in a traditional Greek household, Paleo cuisine is often on the plate - even if you don’t know what Paleo is.

During summers spent in Greece, Angela saw her grandmother happily cooking from scratch - using only real organic, local, and heirloom foods - according to traditional recipes passed down through the generations.  Angela vividly remembers grocery runs through the village.

Her first stop was at the “manavi” (vegetable grocer) for fresh tomatoes, zucchini, dandelions, or other fresh vegetables grown and picked fresh that week.  Next up, a visit to “Kiria Eleni” (Mrs. Helen) for fresh eggs.  Lastly, a stop at a neighboring farm for fresh, raw goat’s milk or cheese.  Before deciding what to make for dinner, Angela’s grandmother would check to see what fresh fish had been caught that very day by local fisherman.  Whole, fresh, real, caught, gathered, or grown - that’s the food that made up Angela’s plate growing up.

Ironically, back in the states, Angela’s dad owned a fast-food hamburger drive-thru serving up yummy - though less health-minded - burgers, fries, and shakes.  With a busy schedule, the family ordered dinner from their restaurant more often than not.  On her quest for healthier eating, Angela became a vegetarian at the age of 13.

As an adult, Angela’s journey into health and wellness deepened when she became a Holistic Nutritionist.  An expert cook, lifelong fitness aficionado - runner, cyclist and cross-fitter - and 35 year vegetarian, Angela had grown tired of fueling her body with endless combinations of protein powders, shakes, supplements, and bars.  She came to realize that clean animal proteins paired with real, ancestral ingredients made her feel better physically and emotionally.  

Angela quickly noticed she wasn’t alone in her quest for delicious, healthy meals that connect back to more ancestral ways of eating.  Making it her mission to capture the magic of her grandmother’s kitchen in a way that fits into today’s busy lifestyles, Angela got cooking.  She soon developed delicious meat patties - seasoned with worldly flavor combinations created only from vegetables, spices, herbs and purees - that cook from frozen and are ready to nourish in minutes.

Today, Tribali Foods seeks and sources 100% organic high-quality proteins - from grass fed and grass finished beef to free-range chicken, pasture-raised pork, and wild-caught seafood - to create a flavorful, versatile, and nutrient-dense centerpieces for wholesome, satisfying meals.  Welcome to ancestral eating made for your modern world!   




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