Great, comforting soup! I roasted my cut acorn squash, cut side down, in a 350 degree oven for about 45 min. - let cool - then scooped it out for use in this recipe. I've made a note to halve the amt. of cumin next time because it was a bit too much for my tastes. I did use and love the suggestion of adding nutmeg...yum! I'll definitely be making this soup again. Thank you!