As you know I've been trialing quite a brutal vegan diet with no gluten, sugar or dairy. I have since relaxed the diet and started eating eggs, goat butter, salmon and chicken, but I'm still avoiding all dairy except goats butter, and staying sugar free and gluten free -this is because I have noticed that I do react to dairy and gluten and I know that sugar is also inflammatory. I have noticed that I've had a couple 'good days' recently (with more energy and less pain) and I'm hoping that's due to the diet. However I'm gearing up to take the steroids as I realise that I need to get the inflammation under control and not leave it untreated.
Here is a yummy healthy recipe for gluten free, sugar free flap-jacks:
5oz goat butter
5oz syrup (I did 4oz rice syrup+ 1oz of date syrup)
9oz of gluten free porridge oats ( from free-from section in sainsburys)
1oz seeds (I did 1/2 oz seseme 1/2 oz sunflower)
preheat oven 180'c/fan 160'c/gas 4
line the base of 20x20cm tin with grease proof paper
melt the syrup and butter in a pan together on a low heat
remove from heat and stir in the dry ingredients
press into the tin and bake for 20mins or when they look golden
cool for 5 mins then mark into squares
cool in the tin completely before cutting into squares to stop crumbling.
They only take around 10 mins to make, so I managed it without getting too tired...and they are really worth it!