And so my friends, today I'm giving you a (here we go...) nut-free, soy-free, corn-free, gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan cream of mushroom soup. Whew, quite the mouthful! I sincerely hope you love it as much as I do :)
In a large sauce pan, heat oil over medium heat. Add onions, garlic and mushrooms and saute until onions are translucent and mushrooms have softened, about 5 minutes.
Add broth and spices. Bring soup to a boil, then reduce to simmer for 15 - 20 minutes. Taste and adjust seasonings as desired.
Remove soup from heat and transfer to a high powered blender. Add quinoa and avocado and blend on high until smooth. Return soup to pot, taste again and add any more seasonings if you'd like.
Serve immediately and enjoy!
I have not tested this recipe using an immersion blender, but I assume that it would still work. I don't think you'll get quite the same texture as you would with the Blendtec, but I think it would still be delicious!