I'm also new to this site - and I love it!
My son, Nicholas, 4 1/2 months hated rice cereal and I kept trying it as I thought that it was suppossed to be his 1st solid food. I ended up boiling apples and mashing them up and he loved it!
I would sometimes add some Farex to it, to make it a little more filling, so it seemed to work. He also has milk coffee buscuits mixed with his formula in the morning as breakfast, and really seems to like that.
I tried pumpkin and he didn't like it, so I'm waiting for him to wake up so I can try potato, but I'm a little hesitant as it's getting late, and I don't want to upset his tummy.
Perhaps your little girl isn't ready to swallow the food, or is finding the new tastes strange. How about dipping your clean finger into the jusice of any vegies you may be eating, so that she can suck and experience the taste of new foods instead of actually swallowing it.
Keep trying - it will eventually work out
Jackie, Nicholas 5.5yrs, Annaliese, 4 yrs