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oh poi!

he loves it! pediatricians here recommend it as a first food because it's super nutritious and easy to digest. marcus squeals with delight when he sees me take the hanalei poi (made on kauai) from the fridge.

other faves are:
avocado
rice cereal
applesauce
sweet potato
peas (not really a favorite, but he tolerates it)
pears
sweet potato puffs (quick dissolving finger food)

i forgot how much i love to introduce new foods. and i'm not ruling bananas out completely...perhaps it just needs another chance (although uncle joseph, auntie lizzie and uncle josh were all thrilled to hear marmar is not a fan).

Comments

blissful_e said…
Yum!

I've never heard of poi - can you describe it?
blissful_e said…
OK - am I the only person who doesn't know what poi is??
JohnJohn said…
Hi e,

I doubt you're the only one who doesn't know what poi is. It's made from taro, and it looks kinda like purple yogurt. It's a traditional Hawaiian staple, and uncovering the bowl of poi at each meal was considered a sacred event.

More about poi here. You learn something every day at mahalo.ne.trash!

-jj
JohnJohn said…
The post has been updated with links to the wiki entry and to the company that makes the poi marmar liks.
Amy Pousson said…
This E, are you instituting the 2 bite rule in your house? Even if you don't like asparagus, you have to keep trying it...damn that nonna and papi, but it worked...
i hear you can still be a pretty cool person and not eat bananas..:)
kel said…
Erin, will you try giving him steamed artichoke heart and see what he does and let me know? It is my favorite and I can't help but think it is soft and tasty so a little baby might like it too.

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