Got into the same problem as the OP. Wiped everyting and only have Phliz recovery. Couldn't flash CM11 because according to CM thread must have latest version of CWM (18.104.22.168) while the philz recovery I installed is based on 22.214.171.124. Couldn't flash newer recovery I downloaded from CWM site, it would just freeze and get stuck.
My solution is to just flash CM10.1.3 stable plus gapps. Worked fine. Then proceed from there.
Nexus 5 | Carbon ROM nightlies | ElementalX Kernel 0.36 AOSP | PA Gapps
Samsung Galaxy SII [DIY Screen Replacement Failure] | CM10.2 | Stock CM Kernel
Samsung Omnia II [SOLD] | Ported Android Froyo
Nokia 3310 [Survived Titanfall]