New Recipe Alert: Coconut Chocolate Chip Muffins


The muffin; a perfect portable pastry and blank slate for numerous flavor and texture combinations. You can make savory muffins with cornmeal, fresh herbs and salty cheese. You can also make sweet variations, like the newest recipe on Coffee, Cabs and Bar Tabs; Coconut Chocolate Chip Muffins!

Bittersweet chocolate and sweetened coconut come together in these incredibly delicious muffins. The addition of Greek yogurt makes these baked goods extremely moist, and the whole wheat flour makes these muffins nearly guilt free. Bake these for a decadent breakfast treat or as a simple dessert your whole family will enjoy.

To learn how to make these Coconut Chocolate Chip Muffins, check out the recipe here. Also, make sure to follow CC&BT on Instagram, at @coffeecabsandbartabs. Thanks for stopping by, and happy cooking!



New Recipe Alert: Simple Chicken Salad

If you have some leftover rotisserie chicken, or you’re just looking for a protein-packed recipe that’s easy to make, try the latest recipe from Coffee, Cabs and Bar Tabs, Simple Chicken Salad!


Chicken salad is best when it’s simply made and not overdone; shredded chicken, crunchy celery, thinly sliced scallions and a creamy mayo dressing is all you need. Serve on toasted white bread with peppery arugula for one of my lunchtime favorites, or enjoy this salad just on its own.

Click here for the Simple Chicken Salad recipe on Coffee, Cabs and Bar Tabs. And make sure to follow CC&BT on Instagram here for all things cooking and eating in the big apple. Cheers!

Make this Valentine’s Day Brunch Perfect for Your Honey with Fluffy Whole Wheat Pancakes

Happy Valentine’s Day from Coffee, Cabs and Bar Tabs!

If you know me at all, you know the way to my heart is through my stomach; a box of chocolates or a home-cooked meal trumps tulips any day. So when I started developing a recipe for Valentine’s Day, and specifically for brunch, I wanted it to be heart warming, thoughtful, and a perfect gift for that special someone in your life. Tomorrow morning, makes these Fluffy Whole Wheat Pancakes, recipe available now on CC&BT!

These fluffy pancakes are incredibly light and full of flavor. And the addition of sour cream makes them unbelievably soft, while the whole wheat flour makes them a healthful start to your V-Day. Serve with sliced strawberries, a dollop of whipped cream, or simply with a drizzle of warm maple syrup.

Check out the recipe for Fluffy Whole Wheat Pancakes here, as well as all of the Brunch recipes on CC&BT. XOXO!


New Recipe Alert: Curried Chickpeas with Coconut and Lime


Combine wholesome ingredients, bright flavors and a little heat to one large pot, and you have Coffee, Cabs and Bar Tabs’ newest recipe, Curried Chickpeas with Coconut and Lime!

This one-pot meal is incredibly flavorful, thanks to the garlic, ginger, turmeric and coconut milk. Plus, it’s rich with fiber and completely meatless, making it the perfect dish for the veggie-lovers in your life. When you’ve had a busy day but still want a comforting meal to fill your belly, make this scrumptious pot of curried chickpeas.

Click here for the full set of ingredients and detailed directions to make Curried Chickpeas with Coconut and Lime. And make sure to follow Coffee, Cabs and Bar Tabs on Instagram, for new recipes, how-to’s, and mouthwatering images from restaurants around NYC. Thank you for reading and happy cooking from CC&BT!


Personal Pancetta Pizzas: A Simple and Satisfying Meal You Can Make in Minutes


Are you looking for a tasty recipe that requires less than ten ingredients and only 30 minutes to make? Why not make it a pizza party, and bake these Personal Pancetta Pizzas, the latest recipe on CC&BT!

These personal pancetta pizzas are as simple to make as they are delicious. Plus, feel free to get creative and add your own favorite toppings, making for a dinner that you can truly call your own. Add a pinch of crushed red pepper flakes after baking for a kick of heat.

Check out the recipe for Personal Pancetta Pizzas here, as well as all of the savory recipes on Coffee, Cabs and Bar Tabs. Bon appétit!


A Fresh Salad for the New Year


Happy New Year from Coffee, Cabs and Bar Tabs! I hope your 2017 has started off with a bang; I know I’m excited for a new year of new opportunities and experiences ahead.

Now that the new year is upon us, it’s officially time to start your new year’s resolutions! After a month of heavy eating and endless indulgences, I’m sure many of you (including myself) are looking for lighter meal options. So for my first recipe of the year, I wanted to create a light salad with tons of texture and intense flavor. I also wanted this salad to have some unique and interesting ingredients, instead of your classic toppings and greens. So here it is, a Carrot and Cabbage Salad with Miso Vinaigrette!

This colorful salad has the perfect balance of texture and flavor, thanks to the complex combination of shredded carrots and earthy white miso. The fresh cilantro and nutty sesame seeds transform a traditional slaw into a wonderfully delicious salad.

To make this Carrot and Cabbage Salad with Miso Vinaigrette, check out the recipe here. Also, make sure to look at all of the Soup and Salad recipes to kick off the new year with healthful and satisfying dishes. Happy cooking from CC&BT!


Candied Almonds: Your Go-To Snack for the Holidays


Between the countless holiday parties, endless gift buying, and hustle and bustle of the season, it’s easy to cut corners when it comes to cooking for Christmas and Hanukkah. So I wanted to share a simple recipe that requires only five ingredients to make. Check out this new festive recipe on CC&BT, Candied Almonds!

Each whole almond has the perfect sugary crunch, thanks to this simple and unexpected cooking technique. Sprinkle the nuts with a touch of maldon salt for a festive snack that will impress friends and family alike.

Check out the recipe for Candied Almonds here. And make sure to check out all of the Snacks and Starters on CC&BT for inspiration this December. Happy holiday’s from Coffee, Cabs and Bar Tabs!

New Recipe Alert: Fried Calamari Sub with Remoulade Sauce


Fried calamari with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice is one of my favorite starters, and if it’s on the menu, I’ll probably order it. There’s just something about the combination of salty, crispy fish and a savory, acidic sauce; it’s perfection. I also love fried fish sandwiches, like an oyster or shrimp po’ boy, with soft bread and a creamy, mayo-based spread. So I got to thinking; why not make a sandwich with fried calamari? With just a little brainstorming and recipe testing, I give to you a Fried Calamari Sub with Remoulade Sauce!

The calamari rings are dipped in buttermilk, breaded in flour and cayenne and deep fried to golden-brown perfection. Then they are layered on a soft hoagie roll with baby kale, fresh red onion and a slather of remoulade sauce. This sub is packed with layers of flavor and textures, making it very hard to put down.

To make this Fried Calamari Sub, check out the recipe here on Coffee, Cabs and Bar Tabs. You can also see the remoulade sauce here, if you’re looking for an easy and tasty sauce for dipping. Thank you for stopping by CC&BT, and happy cooking!

A Savory Starter for Your Thanksgiving Feast


Planning an entire Thanksgiving meal can take a lot of time and effort, and usually appetizers are pushed to the back burner. But why not this year start your guests off with a seasonal appetizer that compliments the crisp weather and festive holiday. Plus, it’s easy to make and guaranteed to impress a crowd. Try this spectacular recipe for Balsamic Brussels Sprouts and Ricotta Flatbread.

The combination of roasted brussels sprouts, ricotta cheese and balsamic vinegar are a classic favorite that pairs perfectly. And the addition of crunchy sunflower seeds and spicy pink peppercorns add depth of flavor and texture. Plus, the soft naan flatbread is the ideal vessel for this fall finger food.

If you want to plan ahead, you can easily make some of the components of this flatbread ahead of time so your Thanksgiving is as effortless as possible. For example, you can start by roasting the brussels sprouts the day before, then warm them in the oven before assembling. You can also season the ricotta, then spread it directly onto the naan right as your guests begin to arrive. These simple tasks you can do ahead will allow you to spend more time with your guests and less time slaving away in the kitchen.

To see the recipe for Balsamic Brussels Sprouts and Ricotta Flatbread, click here. Also, if you need some Thanksgiving inspiration, check out these other holiday recipes on Coffee, Cabs and Bar Tabs, including the perfect Turkey Brine and a simple dessert for Mini Peanut Butter Pies. Happy Thanksgiving from CC&BT!


Crispy Fried Shrimp with Sriracha Lime Mayo…Qui, Chef!


There’s just something about fried fish that makes it hard to resist. I think it’s the savoriness and crispy-crunch of a fried snack that makes you want to keep coming back for more. And when it comes to shrimp, these succulent crustaceans are the perfect protein to fry.

The first step to making fried shrimp is picking the quintessential coating, and Japanese panko breadcrumbs are the ideal crumb for the job. And while fried shrimp are delicious on their own, you can totally take them to the next level with a simple yet delicious dipping sauce. So that’s why I decided to make these Crispy Fried Shrimp with Sriracha Lime Mayo!

These crispy fried shrimp have a perfectly golden-brown crust and tender interior. Plus, they take little to no time to make. I recommend serving them with a Sriracha Lime Mayo, a creamy dipping sauce with the perfect balance of acid and heat.

Make sure to check out the recipe for Crispy Fried Shrimp here, and you can find the recipe for Sriracha Lime Mayo here. Thanks for stopping by Coffee, Cabs and Bar Tabs, happy cooking!