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Light and Easy Cauliflower Gratin

Thanksgiving is at my Mom’s house this year. She makes the turkey, stuffing, gravy and mashed potatoes and we all bring the rest. I always bring a vegetable or two and some appetizers, my cousin brings dessert and my sister in law usually brings a salad.

Last year I made a cauliflower gratin that was a lot more complicated than this, but I wanted to test out an easier version knowing many of you will be looking for easy sides. This is super simple, all done in the oven so you don’t need to dirty extra pots and pans. You can double this in a 9 x 12 baking dish if you want to feed more people. I used light Havarti cheese because I love the taste, but you can use Swiss, cheddar or whatever you wish. Each serving is under 100 calories or 2 points plus if you’re doing WW.

And BTW, the serving spoon in the photo above and fork below is from Such A Time Designs[1]. Beautiful, affordable silver plated one-of-a-kind hand stamped flatware that makes great gifts. This week I am running a giveaway on Skinny Bits[2] – $100 worth of store credit to use on her Etsy shop. If you’re interested click here for details[3].

Light and Easy Cauliflower Gratin
Servings: 4 • Size: 1 generous cup • Old Points: 2 pts • Points+: 2 pts
Calories: 98 • Fat: 5 g • Protein: 7 g • Carb: 8 g • Fiber: 3 g • Sugar: 1 g
Sodium: 327 mg • Cholesterol: 14 mg


  • 1 medium head cauliflower, cut into small florets (about 5 cups)
  • 1/4 cup half and half cream
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • fresh cracked black pepper, to taste
  • pinch nutmeg
  • 2 oz shredded light Havarti
  • 1 tbsp bread crumbs
  • baking spray


Preheat oven to 350°F.

Place cauliflower florets in a 9 x 9 baking dish. Whisk half & half, salt, black pepper and nutmeg then pour over the cauliflower.

Cover with aluminum foil and bake until tender, about 40 minutes. Remove foil, sprinkle with shredded Havarti cheese and breadcrumbs and bake 3 to 5 more minutes. If you want it a little browned on top you could place it under the broiler for a minute instead.

Sprinkle shredded Havarti cheese and breadcrumbs on top. Lightly spray with oil and bake 3 to 5 more minutes.


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  2. ^ a giveaway on Skinny Bits (
  3. ^ click here for details (

Beef Medallions with Fresh Horseradish Cream – Perfect for the Middle of Fallmer

This time of year can be a little schizophrenic for a cook.
We’ve not quite let go of summer and its fast, fresh food; but at the same
time, the cooler weather has us craving hearty, more comforting fall fare. This
beef medallions with fresh horseradish cream recipe is delicious nod to that
kind of seasonal culinary dilemma.

The combination of the sweet, juicy tomato salad base,
along with the seared beef, and aromatic sauce works whether you’re enjoying it on
a warm autumn day, or cold, rainy night. My only regret is I didn’t have any
crusty bread around to soak up all those incredible juices. That’s a rookie
mistake any time of year!

Like I said in the video, horseradish is easy
to find these days, especially in the higher-end grocery chains. It’s usually
sold by the pound, so don’t be afraid to ask the produce person to cut you off
a smaller piece, as the roots can get pretty big. If you’ve never used fresh
horseradish before, I hope you check it out soon. Enjoy!

Ingredients for 2 portions:
2 tbsp vegetable oil for frying
4 pieces (about 3-oz each) beef top sirloin, pounded into
1/4-inch thick medallions
salt, pepper, and cayenne to taste
flour as needed
2 cups cherry tomatoes, quartered
1 tbsp rice vinegar
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp sugar
freshly ground black pepper to taste
For the horseradish cream:
1/3 cup crème fraiche
2 tbsp freshly, finely grated horseradish root
pinch of salt

The 10 best MasterChef quotes

We just love MasterChef here at goodtoknow and have rounded up some of our favourite MasterChef quotes from the legends that are Gregg Wallace and John Torode.

The pair have developed into quite the comedic duo over the years and we find ourselves hanging onto their every word.

British boy Gregg takes the biscuit when it comes to the strangest sayings but John isn’t too far behind. If you’re looking for a good old giggle, you’ve come to the right place!

Click through to see the whole comical collection…