Gluten-Free Zucchini Coins

by Francie on July 11, 2016

This is an easy idea for when you are entertaining and looking to serve something new, fresh, and light. Did I mention this is gluten-free?



  • 1 Medium Sized Zucchini
  • 1/2 Box Olivia’s Gluten Free Garlic Croutons
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1/3 Cup Olive Oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Dill (Garnish)
  • Bleu Cheese (Optional and may want to avoid if you are trying to avoid gluten all together)



Slice zucchini into coins (no bigger than 1/2 inch). In a small bowl whisk egg. In medium bowl pour in croutons that have been blended into crumbs. Preheat large pan with olive oil to medium-medium high heat. While the pan is heating up, dunk the zucchini coins in egg and then coat in crumbs. Repeat until all coins are coated evenly. Place 5 -7 coins in hot oil:


Flip after about 1 1/2 – 2 minutes of cooking and let cook another 2 minutes or when the crumbs are golden brown.Remove from pan and place on plate with paper towel to soak up excess oil. Repeat until all coins have been cooked. Sprinkle with salt. Garnish with fresh dill and serve with crumbled bleu cheese (optional).




National Waffle Iron Day

by Francie on June 29, 2016

In celebration of National Waffle Iron Day we are making…(insert Eddie Murphy voice here) Waffles! Not just ANY waffles, we have made the most delicious savory waffles of your foodie dreams!  Cheesy, crunchy, salty, simple goodness! Here is our version of cheddar waffles!



1 1/2 Cup Flour

3 Tsp Baking Powder

1 Tsp Salt

1 Tsp Sugar

1 Tsp Cracked Black Pepper

1 Tsp Chili Powder

1 1/4 Cup Milk

1 Egg

3 TBSP Melted Butter

2 Cups Sharp Cheddar, plus more for topping (we used Cabot)

1/2 Bag Parmesan Pepper Croutons

In blender or food processor process croutons until crumbs, set aside in a bowl. In a large mixing bowl combine dry ingredients and whisk out any clumps. Add milk, egg, and butter. Stir until blended. Add cheddar cheese and blend well into batter. When the waffle iron is hot pour a large cup of the waffle batter over the base and then sprinkle with crouton crumbs all over the top for crunchy goodness.


Cook until golden brown. Repeat until all of the batter has been transformed into amazingly good waffles. Sprinkle more shredded cheese over the top of the warm waffles before serving and a little drizzle of maple syrup or honey (optional, but highly recommended).




Eggplant Pizza

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Not lacking in flavor, here is a light, healthy, and meatless alternative to a traditional pizza! Ingredients: 1 Medium Sized Eggplant 1 Box of Parmesan Pepper Croutons 2 Eggs 1 Red Bell Pepper 1 Red Onion 8 Thick Slices of Mozzarella 1 Cup Chopped Kale Salt & Pepper to taste Olive Oil for Pan Directions:  […]

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Avocado Fries

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You could do this recipe in your sleep it’s so easy, just be sure to be awake when you take your first bite! These avocado fries possess all the tasty splendor of a potato fry without the guilt so you can feel good about going back for more…and more…and maybe even one more. Ingredients: 1 […]

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Red, White, and Bleu Stuffed Peppers

May 31, 2016

Ingredients: 2 Large Red Bell Peppers cored, tops removed 1 LB Ground Turkey 1/2 Cup Olivia’s Croutons, crushed plus more for topping 1/2 Cup Bleu Cheese Crumbles 1 Cup Cherry Tomatoes 1 Small Onion, diced 2 Cloves Garlic, minced 4 TBSP Olive Oil Salt and Pepper to taste Instructions: Preheat Oven 420 degrees. In a […]

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Olivia’s Onion Rings

May 25, 2016

Nothing kicks off the warmer weather better than seasonal food favorites which is why we are cooking up some summer inspired recipes to get us ready. Olivia’s Onion Rings are sure to bring back early summer memories of longer days, good country drives with the top down, stopping by the local drive for a refreshing soda […]

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Olivia’s Croutons at Sprouts Markets!

January 27, 2014

We are very proud to announce Olivia’s products are now for sale at Sprouts Farmers Market.  Sprouts is a up and coming chain in the natural food industry, with over 150 stores located across 8 states.  This company boasts a family legacy of over 70 years, with a commitment to fresh produce and quality natural […]

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Gluten Free Stuffing Featured by Taste Guru

November 14, 2013

Hello friends, we are very happy to announce that our Gluten Free Stuffing is featured in this months tasteguru box. Taste Guru is a subscription service that puts together a collection of gluten free products and ships it right to your door! Check them out at

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“The Perfect Crouton” we’d like to agree!

January 10, 2012

Please enjoy this review of our croutons.

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Simple Caesar Salad with Parmesan Pepper Croutons

April 1, 2011

3-4 cups washed and torn romaine 1/2 small lemon black pepper 1 clove garlic 1/2 cup fresh grated parmesan 1/2 bag of Olivia’s Croutons your favorite Caesar dressing to taste, (we really like the Cardini’s brand) or try our recipe. Split garlic clove and thoroughly rub inside of wooden salad bowl, add romaine, squeeze lemon […]

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