I'm so glad I read this, you gave ME new ideas for my 9 month old daughter. Beans and pasta!
My daughter loves avocado pieces. I also give her watermelon, cut up whole grain bread with pureed apples on it, and Cheerios. Gerber Graduates makes these little cheese puffs things that rocks her world although I tend to lean more towards all natural home made things, I do give her a couple while she waits for her meal and she goes nuts for them.
I'm trying to rack my tired brain now for other things I've given her...
baked sweet potato, and blueberries (fun in the diaper the next day, LOL)
I give her basically all the fruits (organic and cut up or pureed) and veggies...she loves steamed carrots too.
I'm sorry this post is such a jumbled mess, I'm so tired :)
I'm looking forward to the replies you get!