*You can peel the squash ahead of time with a veggie peeler if you are cutting it into cubes before cooking. The other option is to slice it in half lengthwise and bake it flesh side down. Then you can just use a spoon to scoop out the squash. I find it's easier to cook it without peeling and just scoop it out.
**You can use the whole leek (including the green leaves) if you wish. Just make sure you wash them well because there is often soil nestled inside the leeks.
***I used Cha's Organic coconut milk, the flavour is divine!