Now she is a little old we have started in introduce finger foods and less blended food. The blended food we now give her is exactly the same as the food we eat. The makes meals times a lot simpler for us all. So far she has had lasagne, spag bol, any veg we had, soup, banana and beans.
We had offer her a range of finger food with she can taste and play with. This allows me to eat my food while it is warm rather than feeding her first. So far she has tried toast, spag bol, chips, breadsticks, cheese, yorkshire pudding, biscuits, rusks, carrot, cucumber, pepper, noodles, broccoli, cauliflower and banana. After she has finished throwing it around she has her puree. I don't think she eats much apart from the cheese, some goes in but comes out again. It is just getting her use to different textures and flavours. We did the same weaning method with James and he eats really well.