When it comes to food, dreary dinners and leftover lunches don’t pack much of a punch with the kiddos. Instead of reaching for the mac ‘n’ cheese yet again, why not indulge in a fresh new recipe instead? Click through the slideshow to check out our favorite San Diego food bloggers and you’ll discover the answer to the dreaded question, “What’s for dinner?”

Laura Bashar, Family Spice

Laura Bashar loves getting creative in the kitchen! Here you’ll find over 400 recipes from regions around the world, all using fresh ingredients and presented with a modern twist. Persian Chicken Kabob, anyone? In addition to the recipes, Laura has many helpful articles to make your life easier, such as ideas for kids lunches, budget friendly birthday parties, as well as cooking tips. She’s also written a beautiful cookbook ,available for purchase on her website.

Online: familyspice.com

Photo credit: Family Spice

Who are your favorite local food bloggers? Give them a shout out in the comments!

— Marissa Mullen