Measure vegetables and fruits properly for recipes
When using a recipe that asks you to include a specified amount of a fruit or vegetable, it can be confusing sometimes to know just how much they mean.
The general rule of thumb is that if the recipe states “1 cup of diced carrots” then you dice them first and then measure out 1 cup.
If it calls for “1 carrot, diced” then it wants you to dice up one carrot. Most recipes are pretty forgiving though; so don’t stress too much over getting the prefect amount.