Curried Sweet Potato

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There were so many poignant reflections in Friday's comments — thank you for all of those. They carried me through the weekend (which was terrarium warm) and made me remember things. I remembered us sledding with my dad in the forest preserve a few blocks from our house — that strange gravel field near the railroad tracks bordered by a ring of tree-covered embankments, how incredibly cold and white it would be on those Sundays, how big and black and bare the trees were, Arthur Rackham trees, the bright sleds and snowsuits, how our shouts and laughter would carry through the quiet woods. You could hear every word.

Do you like curry? Some people don't. I don't think anyone in my family likes it. Turns out, I love it. I love almost every type of curry, green, red, yellow, massaman, Thai, Indian. It's all good. This is curried sweet potato soup (and goat cheese biscuits) from Joy the Baker. I really think that this soup would appeal to everyone, even people who don't like curry, because as Joy says, it's not really curry-y. It's just delicious. I made it exactly as her recipe said to. It's sweet and spicy and savory, and topped with a sprinkle of goat cheese and served with the goat cheese biscuits? Every bit as good as she said it was going to be. Gotta love when that happens.


Goat cheese is a taste that I like in very small bites. A little goat cheese, in my opinion, goes a long way. Here, paired with the sweetness of the sweet potatoes, it is wonderful, and balances everything out. And nothing's easier than a drop biscuit. This one is like a savory cloud, but crispy on the outside. Anyway, you should make all of this. I should make it again, 'cause it's all gone.


I made this for dinner today. Lovely!

This both looks and sounds delicious. Thank you for sharing. I have now discovred a new food blog because of you.... not sure if I should thank you or curse you ;-)

oh yum! gotta get to the store now...

The soup is very nice, I made it last night, and will certainly make it again.
I also made the biscuits, although they are quite good, crisp on the outside, moist on the inside, I don't know that I'll make them again. Not much goat cheese flavor.
Thanks for the recipes!

Shelley Marano says: February 01, 2011 at 04:12 PM

Miss Posey,,,,I love looking at your wondeful projects,, but I cant sew,,, Have u any thoughts on putting out a Recipe book????? PLEASE???

Happy Thanksgiving to the Paulsons along with my thanks for the biscuits recipe -- I'm making them for our Thanksgiving dinner and misplaced my printout. So good, those biscuits (and the soup wasn't bad either, although it's been a while since I've made that). Best wishes for happy celebrations!

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About Alicia Paulson


My name is Alicia Paulson
and I love to make things. I live with my husband and daughter in Portland, Oregon, and design sewing, embroidery, knitting, and crochet patterns. See more about me at




Since August of 2011 I've been using a Canon EOS 60D with an EF 18-200mm kit lens and an EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro lens.