Artichoke dip has always been one of my favorite holiday appetizers. But until we recently reintroduced artichokes into our modified low FODMAP eating, it was strictly off the menu even though Monash OK’s up to 1/2 cup of canned artichoke hearts. However, even though we are both now OK with artichokes, the amount of onions, garlic and lactose found in most artichoke dip recipes doesn’t work for us. That’s why I created my own gut-friendly take on classic artichoke dip….
I used to be the one who always brought the pigs-in-a-blanket as an appetizer for family dinners.
But cutting out gluten meant saying goodbye to both refrigerator crescent roll dough and little smokies….
Ah, lettuce cups.
These have been one of my favorite appetizers ever since I had my first one at Betelnut here in San Francisco more than a decade ago.
Unfortunately, in moving to a low-FODMAP diet, lettuce cups (and much Chinese food) went into the category of foods that I didn’t trust to order when we go out.
This was especially a bummer because I loved ordering them when we’d be on the road somewhere that has a P.F. Chang’s. (Living in San Francisco, we don’t eat at many chain restaurants. They’re simply few and far between thanks to local ordinances that limit them to encourage local businesses.) P.F. Chang has a solid gluten-free menu. But it’s hard to avoid the onions and garlic that following the low-FODMAP diet requires.
That’s why when I saw this “PF Chang’s Chicken Lettuce Wraps” copycat recipe pop up on Twitter, I got inspired….