1. Clean the pumpkin or squash and add to a pot. Just add enough water to cover the pumpkin. Add the remaining ingredients except the coconut milk, cover, and simmer until pumpkin is soft.
2. Use a food processor or blender to puree the soup. Add the coconut milk and simmer for another 15 minutes.
3. Sprinkle croutons, cheese, diced green onions, etc. on top and enjoy.
Note: Roasted squash or pumpkin seeds are delicious.