Butternut squash

Did you know that butternut squash has been known for over 8000 to 10 000 years? First Nations people used to eat the seeds. The Aztecs, May and Incas cultivated butternut squash at the same time as corn and beans. Christopher Columbus was the first European to taste this fruit; he subsequently brought it back to Europe.

As cool fall weather approaches, why not make a delicious and colourful butternut squash soup? It is truly comforting with warm spices, such as ginger, cumin or cayenne pepper.

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The Augustinians archives become part of the Canada Memory of the World Register

A tribute to the Augustinians’ legacy of caring for a unique documentary heritage

For more than 375 years, the Augustinians were the creators and guardians of unsuspected treasures. Thanks to a rich heritage preserved over the centuries, the Monastère des Augustines is now a unique place of history as well as an exceptional research location to discover the history of the Augustinians and that of Québec society.

The Monastère des Augustines archive centre preserves, describes and shares the Augustinian’s exceptional heritage, 2015, Québec City, Le Monastère des Augustines.

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Visualization to create your best self

Do you sometimes feel like your daily life is busy and that you have to deal with complex situations while juggling with a flood of information that saturates your mental hard drive? If this is the case, perhaps you have difficulty finding clarity within yourself, discovering who you are becoming when going through life’s tribulations, and making decisions that are aligned with your core being. To help you come back to yourself, Manon Lavoie invites you on an introspective journey that consists of exploring the cycle of your inner seasons.

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The Hôtel-Dieu de Québec School of nursing

Several visitors to the museum had this question stuck in their minds: Did the Augustinians have nursing degrees or diplomas? Until the beginning of the 20th century, the Augustinians, responsible for taking care of people who were ill, trained among themselves through mimicry-based learning—by copying what their elders showed them. The medical revolution near the end of the 19th century caused hospital requirements to increase, so the Augustinians had to go to school!

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10 Principles of Intuitive Eating

Have you ever heard of intuitive eating? This beneficial approach, which encourages you to respect your individual needs, offers several advantages for your health. In this post, Karine Gravel, nutritionist and doctor of nutrition introduces intuitive eating and its 10 basic principles, formulated by dietitians Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch. 

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Conscious Eating

It goes without saying that “conscious eating”, also called “mindful eating”, is an increasingly popular term in the world of food. Nutritionists and dieticians use the word, which generally refers to having greater individual responsibility for your overall health. It is not just about eating well, but about establishing a healthy relationship with the food we consume. This philosophy has become so well-received that it is sometimes touted as the “new solution” to weight loss. While weight loss may be a direct consequence, the principle of conscious eating cannot be reduced to this single benefit. We invite you to explore the broader meaning of conscious eating by providing you some ways to gradually integrate it into your life.

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