I figured that one pint = 2 cups for the mushrooms and tomatoes, they aren't liquid. I'm not sure what was meant by "marinate shrimp with garlic" so I just sprinkled it with garlic powder. I'm not sure why we used jalepenos, no one ate them because they are too spicy. My child did not like any part of these and my husband didn't like the tofu. I thought it was rather mediocre for shish kabobs, I like other ingredients.