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Mac in a Mug

Easy and healthy. Most importantly, it's not made from powdered cheese! INGREDIENTS 1 cup water ½ cup elbow macaroni ½ cup cheeses of choice DIRECTIONS 1. Put macaroni in a mug and pour in water. (You may want to add more or less water depending on mug size, but there should be more than enough to completely cover noodles). 2. Microwave on high for 8 minutes pausing at the 5 and 2 minute mark to stir and add more water if necessary. 3. Cook until al dente. 4. Add cheese to pasta mixing with the small amount of water remaining at bottom of mug 5. If cheese does not completely melt, pop mug back in microwave for 30-60 seconds 6. Stir then enjoy! Note: Feel free to add herbs and chopped veggies!
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Whenever I try to make 'in a mug' recipes, it always overboils or I somehow screw it up. I'm totally willing to try this one though. I mean, just when I'm about to give up, here's MAC AND CHEESE!!
Hahaha my friend really wanted mac & cheese. I should serve her this. My secret ingredient for mac & cheese is adding smoked meat into it. Makes mac & cheese very rich in flavor.
@danidee no one can resist mac & cheese. :)
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For instance, · In June 2020, Nestlé Health Science (NHS), a global leader in nutritional science, decided to acquire a majority stake in Vital Proteins, America's leading collagen brand and a lifestyle and wellness platform offering supplements, beverages and food products. · In January 2020, Halma Plc acquired NovaBone Products, LLC ("NovaBone"), a designer and manufacturer of US FDA-approved synthetic bone graft products and collagen solutions. · In July 2020, Collagen Solutions Plc (AIM: COS) announced that it has entered into a new three-year agreement with NovaBone Products ("NovaBone"), a designer and manufacturer of the U.S. FDA-cleared synthetic bone grafts. This strategic decision among the critical player collagen market amid the pandemic will further escalate the growth of the collagen market in the coming years. Furthermore, various collaborations are expected in the coming years, further driving the market in the forecast year. 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