I can only pick one? I’m usually flush with food at the beginning of the month but as it wears on I start running low on food. I make a few store trips to replenish but the last week of the month is the worst. It says “cook without” so I cannot use coffee as it’s a beverage. It has to be an ingredient in cooking.
I suppose this ingredient isn’t one of necessity but one that makes your food taste good or acceptable to digest–which would be closer to my kitchen. I guess I’d say cheese then. Cheese makes everything taste better from beans to rice to poultry to beef to noodles, to bread etc….it’s cheeze. It turns an indegestible mess into voila! A beautiful junky caloric mess!