“Thanks for being one of the best teachers I have ever known, especially when it comes to helping me understand the reasons to eat healthier.”


~ Kimberlyn Hall, Photographer


"Tracye not only has a passion for plant-based nutrition, but a passion for getting this message into communities that have been too often bypassed. She is a trailblazer with a strong social conscience."


~ Nelson Campbell, Director of PlantPure Nation

"I've long admired Tracye as an author, speaker, and peer in the world of plant-based health."


~ Victoria Moran, Author of Main Street Vegan

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"Dedication, sincerity, and inspiration best describe who Tracye is."


~ T. Colin Campbell, Co-author of The China Study

“Tracye opened my life to a new way of eating to be healthy. I was able to lower my 'bad’ cholesterol level through a plant-based diet and exercise without medication.”


~ Carolyn Woods, Master Gardener

"My vegan sista inspires me to think about what I want to put into the only body I will ever have, and always without judgement."


~ Annette Harris Powell, PhD, Professor of English, Rhetoric and Composition

“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 Afro-Vegan

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“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

“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’s personal story and her mouth­watering recipes, like the Spicy Collard Greens, Curry Quinoa and the Sweet Potatoes.”


~ Neal Barnard, M.D., President of Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

“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, Vegan Life Coach

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 make with regard to our food.”


~ Majora Carter, Urban Revitalization Strategist

By Any Greens Necessary will change your life.”


~ Michael Greger, M.D., Founder of NutritionFacts.org

"Tracye was an excellent instructor for VSDC's Eat Smart course. Her expertise empowered me to go from vegetarian to vegan halfway into the nine-week seminar."


~ Carrie Smith, Customer Service Rep 

"Tracye is an absolute dynamo when it comes to health and wellness. She's a true healer and one of those special people with the power to change lives."


~ Keith Tucker, Director of Pursuit of a Green Planet, Founder of Hip Hop Green Dinners 

"Tracye, I just want to say thank you for your work as an educator, writer, and speaker on the benefits of embracing a vegan lifestyle. You've had such a positive impact on my life. Because of you and your book, I am now vegan. My health has improved tremendously. I hope you will continue to bless others."


~ Stan Lemons, President of TheSecrettoWriting.com

“Riffing of the famous words of Malcom X, this vegan guide for African­ American women tells ladies how to look their best, ward of 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