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The #1 recommended vegan book on The Huffington Post, By Any Greens Necessary is a wake-up call for women who dream of staying healthy and slim without sacrificing great food and gorgeous curves.

With  expertise and inspiration, Tracye McQuirter, MPH, shows you how to be healthy, hippy, and happy by eating plenty of delicious and nutritious plant-based foods. The book includes:

  • Tracye’s personal journey from omnivore to vegan
  • More than forty delicious and nutritious recipes highlighted with color photographs
  • Menus and advice on transitioning to vegan foods
  • Resource information and a comprehensive shopping list for restocking the fridge


“Riffing off the famous words of Malcom X, this vegan guide for African-American women tells ladies how to look their best, ward off health problems, and slim down while keeping their curves. Eighty percent of African-American women are overweight, putting them at an increased risk for heart disease, strokes, and diabetes. With more than 40 recipes and menus to help you transition to a vegan lifestyle, author Tracye Lynn McQuirter shows the path to changing that statistic. Written for African-American women but applicable to women of all backgrounds, this book is a must-read for anyone transitioning away from an omnivorous diet.”

The Huffington Post

“If you’re ready to take the plunge into eating well and eating right, then By Any Greens Necessary: A Revolutionary Guide for Black Women Who Want to Eat Great, Get Healthy, Lose Weight, and Look Phat is a good first step.”

—Ebony Magazine

“A true gem…shows that a vegan lifestyle is a wonderfully healthy way to eat and live. And it brings so many benefits: renewed energy, a youthful heart, and much less risk for the illnesses that affect so many people. And, of course, you’ll be the best friend of all the animals you know. May you be inspired by Tracye McQuirter’s personal story and her mouth-watering recipes like the Spicy Collard Greens, Curry Quinoa and the Sweet Potatoes.”

—Neal Barnard, M.D., president, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

“By Any Greens Necessary will change your life.”

—Michael Greger, M.D., author of Carbophobia: The Scary Truth About America’s Low-Carb Craze

“From the dairy issue to the protein issue to the carbohydrate issue, the book explains the fundamentals of vegetarianism and veganism in a reader-friendly manner.”

—Chicago Sun-Times

“A fascinating read.”

—The Root

“A necessary read.”


“If there’s one health book black women should read this year, this is it.”

—Tonya Lewis Lee, producer and coauthor of Gotham Diaries, and, with Spike Lee, Please, Baby, Please

“By Any Greens Necessary reminds us that we have the power to make choices, and become heroes in our own lives through the choices we can make with regard to our food.”

—Majora, urban revitalization strategist and host of Eco-Heroes and The Promised Land

“At last, the perfect book for African American women who would like to improve their health but need a little help getting started. Forget about quick-weight-loss and fad diets. Tracye McQuirter provides practical steps, tools, and tips for adopting healthy eating habits and lifestyle practices permanently.”

—Bryant Terry, author of Vegan Soul Kitchen: Fresh, Healthy, and Creative African-American Cuisine

“Finally, a down-to-earth look at plant-based diets for the black community. By Any Greens Necessary will empower even the most staunch omnivores to reevaluate their food choices and move toward a healthier outlook, not just for themselves, but for the planet.”

—Melissa Danielle, Black Vegetarian Society of New York and Wellness Communicator,

From Customer Reviews:

“I received my copy yesterday and couldn’t put it down!  An excellent and informative read. If you’re questioning where your food comes from, how it impacts your health or contributes to larger global issues, this is the book for you because Tracye McQuirter offers facts to make you think, then act, and then adds many intriguing alternative vegan recipes to get you started.”

“By Any Greens Necessary makes a vegan lifestyle accessible to all and is especially inspirational to African American women. I have found myself referring to her wonderful recipe section as well as to the rest of the book frequently as I transition to the vegan path. I recommend this book highly to those who are struggling with their weight, health issues and the moral ethics of eating meat. Moreover, it is very helpful in particular to African Americans who might find this transition socially, culturally and economically daunting.”

“This was an excellent book! I’m recommending it to everyone I know. Thank you Tracye for delivering us the raw truth. This book has changed my life. I am very excited about my new vegan lifestyle and taking my health to a new level.”

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