Nashville Humane Society

For 30 years at Calypso Cafe, we have attracted a crew that includes a wide range of interests! That makes us interesting! But we all have 1 thing in common…. HUGE animal lovers!
We honor our Home Office Staff and Calypso Café Management teams this time of year with a gift to the Nashville Humane Association… thank you to…

Rebecca Burney, Nile Freeman, Robert Harlen, Jordan Kaufman, Emily Luffman, Joel Meeks, Stacey Melling, Sam Papel, Brisen Pincham, Jill Vanvliet, Michael Waller, and Michael Wilkey.

Calypso… BE BETTER!

Photo: Nashville Humane Association Instagram

Greens Beans and Sausage Comfort DipIf you’re looking for a delicious and comforting new snack dip for the holidays, then this is going to be The BEST (and easiest) comfort dip you’ll make. Whether it’s just for yourself, your family or friends coming over for a holiday event, everyone will be talking about this dish during and long after your get together!

This is a show-stopper, and with Calypso’s Cuban Black Beans and Famous Callaloo Greens, it could not be simpler. Buy a pint of each and you’ll have some left over for another meal!


  • 1 sweet onion, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 (1-lb.) package hot ground pork sausage
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1 (8-oz.) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 ½ cup Calypso Callaloo, or cooked greens of your choice
  • 1 ½ cup Calypso Cuban Black beans, or cooked beans of your choice
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • Green onion garnish, optional


Brown sausage with onion and pepper in a large skillet. Add Thyme and wine and cook until most of liquid evaporates. Add cream cheese and cook until melted. Add Callaloo and Black Beans and pour into 2-quart casserole. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Bake until golden brown (about 18 minutes) in preheated 375-degree oven. Serve as a side or as dip with pretzel rods, crackers, veggies, corn chips. You can also make it a MEAL: top baked potatoes or a hearty green salad.

ENJOY! And, of course, send us feedback, comments, and suggestions! Or, share a picture of your final dish on our social media page and let others see how it turned out!

Eat Better. Be Better! Starting NOW. Don’t wait until 2019!

Need an easy, seasonal side item? This is delicious and VEGAN. Make it effortless by using Calypso Martinique Callaloo Greens tossed with cannellini beans. Just bake the sweet potatoes following the recipe below, but top with the Callaloo & Beans mixture and drizzle with this amazing Cilantro Tahini.

Recipe: Baked sweet potatoes with mustard greens, leeks, white beans + a cilantro tahini –

Eat Better - Baked Sweet Potatoes