I need to recommend something to you. You need to go to the nearest Mexican store, buy some cactus, and stick it in a pan on medium heat. No oil, no seasoning, just cactus and a hot pan. I served mine with leftover rice, lentils, and raisins (with curry, cinnamon and garam masala). Also involved in this meal: raw, blurry vegetables and a sunflower seed, sesame, parsley dip.
Oh so goodness.
Our peanut thinks cactus is hard to chew, thus proceeded to spit it out upon almost consumption. It'll grow on him, I'm certain.