I made this for a second time; the first time I followed the recipe exactly but I found that the consistency of the onions and garlic didn't mix well with the "bisque" aspect of the dish. I decided to puree the whole pot after I mixed in the sweet potatoe puree, and then I added the sweet potato chunks. It was superb! I also added a dollup of sour cream in additon to the cilantro. Perfection!