US fast food giant McDonald's, famed for its beef-based Big Mac burgers, says it will open its first ever vegetarian-only restaurant in the world in India next year.
Stephanie Gardiner Tell your friends you're swapping beef for broccoli, pork for pumpkin and lamb for legumes, and it's likely you'll be inundated with health warnings.
Paula Goodyer If you'd rather eat plants than pork, where do you go?
Vegetarians are 32 per cent less likely to be hospitalised or die from heart disease than people who eat meat and fish, scientists at England's Oxford University say.
Chew on this
Paula Goodyer Feeding meat eaters and vegos this Christmas? Design a menu to bring people together - not set them apart.
Paula Goodyer These days, it is no longer a given that everyone sitting around the table at Christmas wants to eat turkey, pork or ham.
Graham Osborne Can eating your vegies really help to fight cancer and other chronic conditions such as cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes?
Graham Osborne Why more and more celebrities are refusing to eat meat or dairy products.
Diets of yore
Daisy Dumas Old school Hollywood diets make today's food fads look tame, writes Daisy Dumas.
Paula Goodyer Beans may be your brain's best friend, research suggests.
Sarah Berry New study investigates the link between vegetarianism and eating disorders.
Paula Goodyer Why a vegan diet can help elite athletes attain peak performance.
Paula Goodyer What's healthier? Butter or margarine - or none of the above?
Teresa Cutter As a chef I remember the lavish cocktail and Christmas parties we used to cater to daily in December.
Food for thought
Teresa Cutter Do you ever think about how your life will be in 10, 20 or even 40 years? Will you be physically fit and healthy, running on the beach, swimming in the ocean or riding bikes with your kids or...
Teresa Cutter Get the health benefits of a vegetarian diet without giving up meat forever.
Teresa Cutter I'm a part-time vegetarian - what you could call a ''flexitarian''. I focus on eating plenty of fruit, vegies and plant-based protein.
Stress? Too much sex? WiFi waves? What's really stopping you from conceiving?
Paula Goodyer How easy is it to find vegetarian food on a restaurant menu? It depends on where you happen to be and what kind of vegetarian you are.
Not quite vego
Vegetarian, pescetarian, vegan and now flexitarian. Gone are the days of meat and three veg every night. These days people are approaching meat consumption in a variety of ways.