SIMULATE Founder Ben Pasternak Aims to Optimize Human Nutrition

His company's meatless chicken nuggets, known as NUGGS, mark the beginning of a portfolio of alternative foods

The humble chicken nugget (equally beloved and condemned) takes on new life thanks to SIMULATE—a nutrition technology company founded by Ben Pasternak. The brand’s debut product, NUGGS, proves nearly indistinguishable from the traditional version, but they are entirely plant-based. The company, however, is careful to point out that descriptors like “vegan” or “vegetarian” aren’t necessarily crucial in the product’s messaging. While they are made up of …

COOL HUNTING VIDEO: Bonton Farms is Reviving a South Dallas Community

An agricultural center that enriches the lives of so many people

One of the most special destinations in Dallas, Bonton Farms is more than an agricultural operation. Located in a once-forgotten and much-neglected neighborhood, Bonton Farms cultivates community—and hope—by offering employment opportunities, career mentorship, nutrition and cooking classes, financial education, and even a rent-to-own housing program. It not only provides nourishment in a “food desert,” but has also become a flourishing center for everyone near and …

Seek Food’s Tasty Cricket Baking Flours + Recipes

Acclaimed chefs and bakers offer insight on four new high-protein, sustainable powders

It seems as though the team at Seek Food has touched upon every relevant angle possible to bring curious consumers over to cricket powder—and it’s working. When the health food organization launched with a series of ridiculously tasty granolas and snacks, all products emphasized the importance of flavor in addition to nutritional value. Of course, cricket powder is sustainable, high in protein, contains all necessary …