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Easing him back into it: Mangoes, lime, salmon and vermicelli

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Easing him back into it: Mangoes, lime, salmon and vermicelli

saacnmama | Jun 22, 2011 04:42 PM

My chowpup, who used to be quite the adventuresome eater, went through some traumatic events 2-3 years ago. One response was to shut down any chance for uncertainty, including new foods. Between that and starting school, he's now asking for mac & cheese, chicken nuggets, and hot dogs :(

He's always loved making lemonade, and recently made some lemon-limeade after getting a glass of it in a hotel. (He snuck into the kitchen while I napped, made it, and woke me up by bringing 2 glasses of it--one for him and one for me--into my room. Awww) Anyway, he's retained a few other tastes as well--still loves pad see ewe and sag paneer, mango lassis, salmon, potatoes, homemade spanikopita, pasta with pesto...but doesn't want anything with sauce (not even ketchup for his fries), doesn't touch rice, and only eats a few occasional vegetables these days.

He's getting over his trauma and starting to try new foods (ie, the lemon-limeade). I want to build on this without overwhelming him. I'd like to head in a Thai direction with the items in the title. Can anyone help me with other ingredients we might like along with those? Huge concoctions are not for him, but maybe something to add to the noodles, or subtle tastes for the salmon would help ease him back into more interesting eating (and save me from food boredom)

So chowhounds, your suggestions please?

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