When you're a vegetarian, just about any "sides" made in large enough portions can become Main Courses, but I'm going to make an effort to have a separate section for them anyway.
I bake potatoes by piercing their skin several times with a fork, brushing them with olive oil and sea salt, then baking them directly on the oven rack at 400F for 45 minutes. Then I load them up with fixings like soy margarine, soy cheese, tofu sour cream, vegan bacon bits, salt, fresh ground pepper, hot sauce, steamed broccoli, green beans, canned veggie chili, salsa, black beans, avocado, corn, etc.
There are three infallible ways of pleasing an author, and the three form a
rising scale of compliment: 1, to tell him you have read one of his books; 2,
to tell him you have read all of his books; 3, to ask him to let you read the
manuscript of his forthcoming book. No. 1 admits you to his respect; No. 2
admits you to his admiration; No. 3 carries you clear into his heart.
-- Mark Twain, "Pudd'nhead Wilson's Calendar"
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