“Nurturing Me, Nurturing You” is a series of interviews with the women who inspire me to inspire you.  

These are the women I draw inspiration from, the women who are out there shining their light on the world and the teachers who empower me (and you) with their words each and every day.  They are all trailblazers in their own way and I am so grateful to have them here at this space.


When I think of the word trailblazer, I think of this beauty.  Adele McConnell (otherwise known as Vegie Head) is a women bringing incredibly delicious and nutritious vegan food to the world, all in a totally down to earth and non-judgemental way.  Adele’s recipes have totally reinvented the way people think of plant-based food.  This girl knows her stuff and I truly believe she is going to change the world!

Not only is she a chef, author (she has written 4 e-books, has another one coming in a matter of weeks and her first published book will be out early next year!), speaker, coach and expert on all things plant-based food… but she’s one of the sweetest and funniest girls I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing.  Adele has this incredible way of making you feel immediately comfortable in her presence.  You can’t help but fall in love with her as soon as you meet her!

I’ve done some coaching with Adele (her unique coaching style is AMAZING and I highly recommend it!), and more recently we completed both our Reiki certificates together.  I’m blessed to count her as a friend.  She is one special soul.



♥  You are out there inspiring so many people each day, but who or what inspires you?
I am inspired by the incredible emails and messages I get from the people who have made my recipes and loved them. It surges me on and keeps me trying to reach more people and change their lives!

♥  What is your dream?
To change the World with healthy, plant based food.

♥  Is there one significant moment you can pinpoint, where you knew that you wanted to take control of your health and wellbeing?
When I was laying in hospital, in agony after major surgery, and I realised how fragile and strong our bodies are- and how important it is to take care of your body.

♥  What do you think is the most important step a person can take right now, to start loving and nurturing themselves again?
Just start. Don’t even think. Don’t listen to that voice that says otherwise. You deserve to love and nurture yourself!

♥  What does the term “being healthy” mean to you?
Being healthy in every aspect- a healthy attitude, plate and outlook.

♥  A lot of people struggle with living in the moment, how do you stay present?
I have to remind myself regularly! I meditate everyday, and also have a husband who is very good at being present- so will often remind me to ‘get out of my own head’!

♥  What is the one song that is guaranteed to get your up on the dance floor?
Anything by Flume!

♥  Sometimes people can get caught up in the seriousness of spirituality/personal development and forget about having fun – what do you do to ensure FUN is not forgotten?
I have fun everyday- when you have two big dogs, that love to play and wrestle, you cant help but have fun. I have friends I adore, that I speak to and laugh with everyday.

♥  If you could invite anyone over for a little dinner party at your place, which 5 people (dead or alive) would you invite and why?
Jamie, Nigella, George, Adrian and Gary of course! 😀

♥  5 years from now… where are you and what are you doing?
Flying between NYC and LA, filming a kick arse cooking show!



♥  Favourite exercise?  Walking
♥  Favourite colour? Pink
♥  Favourite vegetable? Sweet Potato
♥  Favourite superfood? Coconut oil
♥  Favourite smoothie combination? Better than Bounty!
♥  What are you grateful for right now? Every single second, of every single day


Keep an eye out for Adele’s new Christmas e-book, due to be released this month.  I’ve been lucky enough to sample a couple of the dishes, and let me assure you – that are all kinds of crazy good!  Adele is also running workshops all over Australia in the coming weeks, so head to her website for details.

You can find Adele over at Vegie Head, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @vegiehead.

Author: Amelia

Inspired by words, kindness, Mother Nature, humanness, family and love.
Writing. Sharing. Creating. Living.

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