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01-19-2007, 09:32 AM
Not sure if this should be posted here. I was hoping someone could help me with these measurements. I want to make a fettucine from The Raw Chef for supper tonight. I have all the ingredients but I need some helop with the measurements.
Can anyone tell me how much this is? Please?
500g of carrots and parsnips shredded
150g of baby roma tomatoes
Everything else I can understand.
01-19-2007, 09:50 AM
Do you have a scale, or any bottles of water? 500 g is the mass of a half-liter bottle of water (minus the bottle).
I have a bag of carrots labeled "454 g". I weighed it, and it's actually 501 g. It contains six carrots. But as carrots vary widely in size, that's not much help.
01-19-2007, 09:59 AM
I used to have a food scale, I'm not sure where it is right now.
I guess if I do 5 of each I should be fine. Actually I need to cut the recipe in half since I am the only one who will be eating it. I don't think I can eat that much! :eek:
Thanks Pierre, I knew that if you were on, you could help.
01-19-2007, 11:38 AM
1kg = 2.2 lbs,
so 500 g (or 1/2 kg) carrots is approximately 1 pound of carrots (or 1.1 if you want to be exact).
150 g = 1/3 pound for the tomatoes
If you have no scale, this doesn't help, but you could weigh some at the store and remember that for your recipe.
I have adjusted to measuring things in metric living in Austria and they measure recipe quantities by weight not size. I like it better since things grow to different sizes and 6 carrots, for example, can mean any weight depending on their size!
Basically, here the standard size of a bag of carrots is either 500g, 1 kg, or 3 kg. Cherry tomatoes (the baby roma) sell in small plastic containers of 250 g or bigger 500g, so the 150g tomatoes would be a little more than 1/2 container. I'd guestimate about 6-8.
Hope this helps!
01-19-2007, 11:42 AM
Also, if you have an accurate weight scale for yourself, you can weigh yourself, hold a bunch of carrots/parsnips/whatever, then weigh again and find out how many add an extra pound to your weight! It wouldn't be accurate for just the weight of carrots alone, but it should work with adding your own body weight.
01-19-2007, 12:45 PM
Thanks everyone for all the help!
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