Adam Weissman, is an organizer with Global Justice for Animals and the Environment (GJAE), an organization addressing the threat posed by free trade agreements to animals; the environment; safe, ethical, and sustainable food; and the human rights of environmental defenders. He also represents GJAE in Trade Justice New York Metro, a coalition of organizations from diverse social movements working together to resist the NAFTA neoliberal free trade model.

Vegetarian Stuffing with Apples and Pecans

1 package Arrowhead Mills or Chatham Village Stuffing Mix

1 ½ cup vegetable broth or water

1/3 cup olive oil or butter, plus 2 Tbs

1 onion, chopped

2 stalks celery, chopped

2 Gala apples (or Granny Smith), cored and cubed

1 – 4 oz package of baby bella mushrooms, chopped

1 cup chopped pecans

1 Tbs. Poultry spice

1 t. chopped garlic

½ cup Fresh Herbs, (thyme, rosemary, sage, parsley)

Bring vegetable broth to a boil, along with butter or oil. Add stuffing mix, stir and let sit covered for 5 minutes. Meanwhile,

in 2 Tbs olive oil, sauté onions for 5 minutes. Add celery and garlic and cook for another 5 minutes. Add the mushrooms, apples and poultry spice, and cook another 5 minutes. Add pecans. Add the sautéed vegetables to stuffing and mix well. Add the fresh herbs and season to taste.

Bake covered for 20 minutes before serving.