Imagine this, you’re happily bustling around the kitchen and working on the recipe you’ve found, before you stumble over measurements like 5g of cumin or thumb-size knob of ginger. With no weighing machine and diverse variations like pinches, thumbs, handful, and goodness-knows-what-other-kinds of measurements, is there a safe way to recreate that tasty, beautiful dish you see in the recipe? Yes! You don’t have to be a seasoned chef to pick up a few tricks that will let you navigate the sometimes dubious cooking measurements. Read on for our handy guide to measuring out your herbs, spices, grains, creams and more below.