I'm a generally smaller person (5'1") so I don't need to eat as much, however I am also attempting to recover from an eating disorder, so by counting calories, I ensure that I get enough to eat. I try to emphasize on whole foods, and avoid junk foods and refined sugars to make sure my body gets only the best. It seems like a little, but I never feel hungry, so hopefully it is enough food.
As for my recipes, generally I am inspired by what my mother used to make, I use her methods of cooking because I miss them so much. Otherwise I come up with whatever I have in the fridge.
Thanks for clearing that up. I was worried for a minute that other people might assume that I generally ate that little. I post things like calories because it was requested by a few blog readers. =)