I love cooking, but because of my schedule (two jobs, 60 hrs a week) and my budget, I usually end up batch cooking once a week. Since I will eat the same thing for dinner all week, I have to make food that will last and taste delicious even after a few days in the fridge. Everything I cook is healthy and as "whole" as possible, very few processed things in my pantry/closet that doubles as my pantry. I also love all kinds of food, and am as happy eating a turkey sandwich as I am with lamb vindaloo.
My favorite things to cook
I love healthy food in general. I don't follow any particular diet (although occasional meals are strictly vegetarian, vegan, paleo, etc.) but just try to get a good serving of fruits, veggies, healthy fats, and whole grains in most of my meals. I'm not much of a baker -- a whole cake is not what a single apartment dweller needs laying around!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My family isn't really into cooking, but there are a couple of favorites that always remind me of home. My grandma's chicken soup, my mom's grilled cheese, and anything THANKSGIVING!
My cooking triumphs
Whenever a coworker looks up from their lunchable, cheetos, and soda, and stares at my homemade, healthy, and cheap lunches, I feel awesome.
My cooking tragedies
Hmm, I made a pretty terrible batch of ginger cookies once, but even half of those ended up eaten. I don't have much of a discriminating palate. I likez the foodz. All kinds.