Everyone loves this even die-hard carnivores and people who dislike healthy food. You can play around with quantities or substitute as you see fit. I've never made the same batch twice. You can use any bread you like: wheat, corn, spelt, rye, pumpernickel, potato etc. Day old (leave out on the counter for a day) or toasted bread works best. If you use fresh herbs just increase the amount you use. This may seem like a labor intensive recipe it's just really a lot of ingredients. Plus, since I don't cook a turkey, this is my main to-do on Thanksgiving. I look forward to making this every year. I start it in the morning while the parade is on TV and the house fills with the wonderful smell of all the fresh, seasonal ingredients. Very healthy too!