Preparation / Directions:
Heat the oil in a Dutch oven or large pot over medium-high heat. Add the onion and carrots, and saute until the onion is softened, about 5 minutes. Add the mushrooms and garlic, and toss to combine. Cook, mixing often, until the mushrooms are softened, about 5 minutes. Add the undrained tomatoes, broth, oregano, salt, and pepper. Cover and bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 30 minutes. Uncover and, when cool enough to handle, puree in batches in a blender. Return the puree to the pot, stir in the cream, and heat thoroughly. Garnish with cilantro, if desired.
Makes about 6 cups.