Out of necessity, I only cook/bake things that are simple to make (two kids, a job, hobbies and friends all cut into cooking time, which is OK by me). The less ingredients and steps, the better. I also prefer that the dishes are healthy and I strive to cook and bake from scratch as much as possible, using fresh ingredients.
Related, but not entirely relevant to all cooking, is our garden and my attempts to use everything that we grow. I keep track of our gardening adventures here:
My philosophy on cooking ties into my desire to live a healthy, active lifestyle, which includes running, biking, walking and other forms of physical activity.