The main thing is, what to put into recipee bonuses to actually make it cheap and worth some extra gold. I've given it a lot of thought and to be honest a simple mini stat boost is what i find best. So, here is the suggestion:
Quelling blade 225
2xInronwood branch 106
32% bonus damage for creeps (12% for range heroes)
+3 to all stats
Tree chop (active) Modified
Cuts a targeted tree down for a meal, and regens 135hp over 20 seconds
With a price of 531, it still leaves you with some gold left of starting money to buy some extra stats, although you can skip regen. Since quelling is available at side-shops it can be skipped, making the price a very-low of 306 wich is quite nice. With a cooldown of 60s it will pay itself up quite fast in all those tough lanes making your life easier.
EDIT: Modified from tango-to-inventory to tango effect only
EDIT#2: Changed price
Edited by Mclane23, 01 June 2010 - 05:04 AM.