“Y o u d o n ’ t m a k e f r i e n d s w i t h s a l a d.”
“S a l a d s a r e s o b o r i n g a n d b l a n d.”
“D i e t i n g? J u s t e a t s a l a d s.”
“I t ‘ s j u s t a b u n c h o f l e a v e s o n a p l a t e.”
“S a l a d i s r a b b i t f o o d.”
“J u s t a s a l a d? W h y w o u l d y o u d e p r i v e y o u r s e l f?”
This is the unfortunate stigma a salad has been associated with over the years.
To curb the obesity epidemic and an unhealthy view of body image because of the invention of those darn skinny jeans, eating a plate of uncooked vegetables seemed to be the acceptable resolution.
Unfortunately, the perception is that healthy = boring = joyless = I hate salads.
So, to fly in the face of danger and to play devil’s advocate, we are here to prove otherwise.
A good salad is neither plain or humble. That’s just a sign of a poorly executed dish. If you’re like us and love to throw dinner parties or you continuously contribute a dish at events, The Devil Wears Salad will show you how one single salad recipe can get so much attention.
We want you to get to the point where your guests are so mesmerised by the vibrant colours and distinctive flavours of your salad, that the main course that was painstakingly prepared for the last 12 hours takes a back seat.
We want you to be beaming with self-elevated pomp because your guests can’t stop dishing out the compliments to the point where you have to tell them to stop because it’s just too much!
Just to be clear, these are not empty promises. We have proven it time and time again that it can happen.
If you’d like to help us get rid of this misconception about salads, we would love nothing more than for you to join us. Enjoy our easy to follow recipes and prove to your family and friends how sexy and stylish salads can be.
If you’re dubious, The Devil Wears Salad challenges you. Put our recipes to the test and let your guests be the judges.
Meet The Devil Wears Salad Team
Hey! I’m Amy! I’m not quite sure how it happened but along the way, I was dubbed “The Salad Queen”. At parties when I have to bring a plate, my family and friends have stopped giving me the choice of contributing anything else but a salad or two. Nothing gives me more joy when a salad gets the praises it so deserves and I secretly do love it when it outshines the main course.
I was born in Malaysia, a country where the culinary culture is somewhat obsessive in nature. Malaysians will drive miles and miles in peak hour traffic just to get a bowl of noodles from an old school sidewalk hawker stall, 3 generations in the making. My mother loved to entertain and as a child, I always looked forward to opening our house for Chinese New Year. I have no doubt that dinner party gene was passed down to me.
The hungers in my life span beyond food into travel. It is another great passion of mine and it expands my culinary repertoire. Constantly inspiring and a marriage made in heaven. Oh… and let’s not forget my insatiable appetite for an exemplary Pinot Noir. Food. Travel. Wine. Need I say more?
I love hosting friends in my home as they come with great anticipation to see what salad I’ve concocted. The salads I make are made with love and care, sprinkled with my daughter’s enthusiasm to help along the way. The Devil Wears Salad is my creative outlet as I impart easy to follow recipes to make YOU look good!
Hello! Sammy here! Being a Vietnamese born Chinese growing up in Australia and married to a Malaysian (phew that was long!) – my food is influenced by so many cultures. Having lived in London and travelling for 4 years opened up my taste buds even more. Blending and balancing the contrasting flavours from all around the world is so much fun. And being in Australia, we are lucky to have such a multicultural community where I get to constantly discover new ingredients and creative dishes. So whether it be cooking comforting meals for my family, throwing an impromptu catch up with friends or just devouring like a foodie at cool local eats, good food warms my soul.
Salads have always been my thing in my circle of friends. Just like Amy, I am often asked to bring “the salad” to the party. And the thought of having the most boring dish on the table ain’t my thing. I love to show you stylish salads that commands attention, too good to pass up and everyone coming back for more. Seriously. Don’t be afraid. It’s not hard.
Sharing recipes and ideas for yummy salads through The Devil Wears Salad is a new adventure for me. Writing it down and passing on how to make them will put my “wing it” approach to the test for sure! So my mantra is to create what you feel is right, never be afraid to style it up and add your own twist. You never know what kind of salad goodness you can make!
Heya! I’m Phenie and The Devil Wears Salad is my marketing playground. I’m the one in the background sitting behind my iMac conjuring the ideas on how we can get our salad recipes seen by the world, scheduling social media posts and painfully editing videos so that they’re “social-ready”. I’m given the freedom to apply my role as a social media marketer to a space I love – FOOD – so it’s all fun and exciting until Mr. Zuckerberg changes the algorithm again.
As a typical Australian-born Chinese living in Melbourne, life growing up revolved around traditional Cantonese food, watching TVB series (a Hong Kong TV channel) and bonding with other kids who were also forced to go to Chinese school. My dad owned a succession of Chinese restaurants, but it wasn’t from him that I learnt my cooking. It was from my mum. In my late 20s, after having worked in Singapore for 6 years, I decided that I needed to learn to cook every dish that I loved growing up before they were lost forever. My mum taught me how to cook every one of those dishes and it was from that point that my love for food started.
I love eating out and finding the next big thing in gourmet food but with 3 kids, it doesn’t happen all too often. Instead, we spend a lot of time entertaining at home or hanging out at someone’s abode. It’s usually over some elaborate menu of delicious food or when we’re not up to cooking, getting take-out from our favourite local joints. Nevertheless, it’s always over delectable, good food (and wine!).
So you can say this (ad)venture is perfect for me! I love sharing delicious recipes with you and hanging out with you on social. And they say you can’t make friends with salad. *PFFT* We proved them wrong!
How The Devil Wears Salad Came to Be
Do you ever sit back sometimes and think about how the decisions you have made or how the paths you have chosen all end up in this very moment in your life?
Every time we look back at how The Devil Wears Salad was created, we shake our heads in wonder. This salad recipe website came to fruition when the stars aligned and put all of us work from home mums, who were searching for their next business venture, together.
So how do we know each other?
Phenie and Sammy are family by marriage. Their husbands are cousins who can’t go past a week without a good whisky session.
Phenie and Amy are long time friends united by travel wanderlust and smashingly good food.
Phenie introduced Amy and Sammy and through our coincidental love for salads, entertaining, digital marketing, and the desire to create an online business so we could continue to work from home, The Devil Wears Salad was born.
The evolution of the website took on a life of its own. Not only did we share our interests for salads and the online world, we were so in tuned with our brand, business, and marketing vision. This has continued since inception and we love everything about this journey. Well, it does help when we have prop shopping days, “research” lunches and emergency meetings because we found a fabulous bottle of wine.
Do enjoy making our recipes and reading our food stories. We hope you’ll enjoy our salad recipe website as much as we do!
Amy, Sammy and Phenie