As far as the measurements go, because the algorithm is so precise, this means very exact amounts.
The reason for the Tbsp with rice for example, is that we need to be able to cater for 1 person cooking just for themselves, as well as a family that requires ingredients scaled up to feed 10 for dinner!
This gives us the ability to be more precise. Some people will have less than 1/4 cup of rice in their recipe.
You can also go into Your Profile/Dietary and choose to display ingredients in volume as well as type.