Soy Marinated Sirloin & Vegetable Gratin | Healthy Dinner

Guys, I have SO many blog posts in the works, photos waiting on my memory card, video footage dying to be edited and ideas brewing in my head. I have just had some trouble executing lately! So much is going on in my personal life that, holy crap, I have just been overwhelmed with real life right now I can hardly find time to blog, which completely sucks.

But hey, I found some time now and here I am back with two healthy recipes for you!

Need a healthy dinner idea? Try this perfectly marinated sirloin (the flavor, OMG, so so good.) and my healthier version of a vegetable gratin. So often gratins are super cheesy, rich and full of heavy cream. This is a lighter, yet still flavorful version, but I can’t take all of the credit for it. Mark Bittman “taught” me this concept in his cookbook, How to Cook Everything: the basics, so you know it is going to turn out good. You can add any spin on it to your liking, just use the basic idea and it should come out amazing every time.


This works for a busy weeknight too! Throw together the marinade in the morning, all you have to do is cook the steak and it will be ready in 10 minutes! For the gratin, try chopping the veggies the night before as well to cut down on prep time.

Now, let’s get on to the recipes.

Soy Marinated Sirloin


2 sirloin steaks

1 cup soy sauce

1 tbs hot sauce

1/4 cup olive oil

juice of 1 lemon

1.5 tbs garlic powder

1 tsp ground black pepper

small handful of fresh basil (amount based on preference, roughly chopped)

small handful of fresh parsley (amount based on preference, roughly chopped)


Combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir. Marinate steak at least 1 hour or up to 8 hours. Turn the broiler on to high and place the steak on a broiler pan. Broil for 5 minutes, flip, broil for 5 more minutes (I kept my son’s portion in for another couple minutes). Remove steak and let rest for 5 minutes, then slice thinly. 

Vegetable Gratin


2 bunches of broccoli

2 squash

2 tsp garlic powder (or minced garlic)

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp ground black pepper

2 tbs olive oil

1 cup non or low fat shredded mozzarella (or cheese of your choice, blue cheese or Parmesan will work)

1/2 cup bread crumbs


Heat oven to 425 degrees. Chop the broccoli and squash. Put the veggies in the baking dish, drizzle with olive olive and sprinkle with garlic, salt and pepper. Bake until vegetables begin to turn brown and you can pierce with a fork- about 10-15 minutes. Remove from the oven. Cover the vegetables with an even layer of cheese, then sprinkle with bread crumbs. Bake another 10-15 minutes or until cheese is bubbling and bread crumbs are browned.


Enjoy! Be sure to let me know if you try either of these recipes out!

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