A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.

Kindness is contagious and doesn’t cost a thing.

Kindness is an investment. Good karma is the return.

Money makes you rich. Kindness makes you great.

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.

Kindness is loving people more than they deserve.

Choose kindness…It matters.

Do good. Be great. Believe there is good in the world.

Be kind to others. Your random act of kindness might become someone’s best lifetime memory.

Sometimes, a single random act of kindness can become the spark that ignites a revolution.

Be nice to people. Sometimes, a smile is all it takes to start a chain of kindness.

Be kind to others without expecting anything in return. Karma is keeping a tab.

Kindness may be blind but it is the most eye-opening feeling one can get. Thanks for being kind.

Be silly. Be honest. Be kind.

Have courage and be kind.

Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. - Mark Twain

When words are both true and kind, they can change the world. —Buddha

Be a little kinder than you have to. —E. Bennett

Let us remember: one book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world. —Malala Yousafzai

In a gentle way, you can shake the world. —Mahatma Gandhi

Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. —Robert Louis Stevenson

Believe there is good in the world.—Unknown

The world is full of kind people...If you can't find one, be one. - Unknown

Kindness is free; Let's pass it on. - Unknown

I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people. - Vincent Van Gogh

We don't have to agree on anything to be kind to one another. - Unknown

If you have the power to make someone happy, do it. The world needs more of that. - Unknown

Every act of kindness creates a ripple with no end. - Unknown

What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make. - Jane Goodall

Go be kind. - Unknown

Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud. - Maya Angelou

Pasta with Italian Sausage and Spring Vegetable Medley

Inspired by one of my favorite chefs and Food network hosts, Giada De Laurentiis, I’ve recreated a one of her popular sauceless pasta dishes, ‘Orecchiette Past with Sausage and Broccoli Rabe’.

My take includes a medley of added spring veggies omitting broccoli rabe.

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb of sweet or hot Italian sausage (casing removed)
  • 1 cup of sliced asparagus
  • 1 cup of sliced summer squash
  • 1 cup of sliced zucchini
  • 1 cup of broccoli florets
  • ½ medium sweet onion (sliced)
  • 4-5 cloves of garlic
  • Red pepper flakes (to your liking)
  • ½ box of pasta (spaghetti or linguine)
  • ½ to 1 cup of Parmesan cheese (to your cheesy liking)
  • 3 tablespoon of olive
  • Salt and pepper

First, bring a pot of water to a boil adding a sprinkle of salt. Boil summer squash and zucchini for about 5 minutes or until veggies are slightly underdone. Transfer summer squash and zucchini to a bowl and add broccoli. Let broccoli boil for about 1-2 minutes until it turns bright green and still has a crunch. Remove broccoli and add asparagus. Boil for about 1 minute (until it turns bright green) and transfer to bowl with the other veggies.

In the same pot (you may need to add a little more water) add another pinch of salt and ¼ teaspoon of olive oil. Boil pasta according to instructions for al dente consistency.

In a separate pan, heat remaining oil and brown sausage for about 12-15 minutes or until almost browned completely. Add in garlic, sliced sweet onion and a pinch of red pepper flakes (add to your liking).

Meanwhile, when pasta is done, remove from heat and reserve about 1 ½ cups of pasta water and set aside.

After the sausage is golden brown and onions are translucent, add in the veggie medley and let cook for roughly minute stirring often. Add in pasta and Parmesan cheese and mix until all ingredients are well combined. If there isn’t enough moisture in the pan slowly add the reserved pasta water to help loosen the light sauce.

Finish with extra Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper and a sprinkle of fresh parsley. Easy and delish pasta dish!

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