Honey Garlic Chicken and Spinach Pizza (Gluten Free, Non-dairy, Allergy Friendly)

Have you ever just had a craving for pizza after going ages without one?

Normally I wouldn’t have pizza as it can be quite time consuming to make and ordering out just isn’t feasible when you have food allergies and intolerances. This time, however, the craving was pretty strong. I mean, who doesn’t need a bit of comfort or fun food once in awhile?

So I decided that since I have a bit of energy, I would make myself a pizza this week. Why did I decide to do a little each day to prepare to make a pizza? I find its easier to do a bit each day when you have low energy or if your not feeling well. When this happens, it can be difficult to take care of oneself and still manage day to day living. At least this way, it doesn’t become too taxing.

Over the weekend, I made sone nondairy cheese from a recipe I found from Pinterest. I also made a bunch of honey garlic chicken breasts in my slow cooker which I then shredded. Adding the chicken to my cooked pizza crust as well as the nondairy cheese, some spinach, and some seasonings, it came out tasting amazing. Definitely a keeper!

What’s great about this recipe is that its allergy friendly, gluten free, and nondairy.

I hope you all will enjoy this recipe too!

Honey Garlic Chicken and Spinach Pizza


  • Shredded Honey Garlic Chicken Breasts
  • Nondairy (or dairy) cheese of choice like mozzarella or cheddar.
  • 1 Pizza crust (I use Enjoy Life Pizza Crust Mix)
  • Drizzle of Olive Oil
  • Handful of baby spinach
  • A dash of pepper and salt
  • Dried Oregano
  • Garlic powder


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Using a pizza pan or baking sheet, spread out your prepared pizza dough crust.
  3. Spread your crust with a bit of oil.
  4. Then add your shredded chicken, toppings of your choice, and cheese.
  5. Once your oven is finished preheating, place your pizza in the oven for about 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
  6. Remove your pizza from the oven and using a pizza cutter (or sharp knife), slice your pizza, plate, and enjoy!

Basil Pesto Chicken Pizza

Happy National Pizza Day!

I didn’t know that yesterday was National Pizza Day. So to celebrate, why not post a recipe about pizza?

Pizza is seriously amazing. It can be made in a variety of ways from Hawaiian style to deep dish New York or Chicago style. Some can have meat or be completely vegetarian. In any case, its just awesome. I tried my hand at making a pizza from scratch. Do you have a favorite topping or crust like thin, hand tossed, cauliflower, or even stuffed with delicious goodness? Comment below!

I used a toaster oven to cook mine but can definitely use a regular oven too, specially if your making a larger sized pizza.

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Basil Pesto Chicken Pizza


  • Enjoy life pizza crust mix (or any pizza dough works!)
  • Basil pesto
  • Oregano
  • Garlic powder
  • Oil of choice
  • Bell pepper chopped
  • Red onion thinly sliced
  • A handful or two of baby spinach leaves
  • Cooked shredded chicken


  1. Make pizza dough according to directions on box mix.
  2. Cut bell peppers, red onion, and wash spinach leaves and vegetables.
  3. Once dough is ready and cooked, spread a thin layer of your basil pesto before adding your bell peppers, shredded chicken, and red onion slices.
  4. Sprinkle garlic powder, oil, and oregano over the pizza lightly.
  5. Put pizza back in the oven for about 10-15 minutes or till fully cooked according to your mix’s instructions.
  6. Cut, serve, and enjoy!

Ten Epic Restaurants in North Carolina and Maryland

I’ve been to many places, traveled through 27 states, and eaten at several different restaurants. Truth be told, I love food. The different cultures each restaurant offers in the different locations can certainly be amazing! So low and behold, my top ten favorite restaurants in North Carolina and Maryland and why they are worth a visit. Below is not in any particular order.

Hunan Manor (Columbia, MD)

I love Hunan Manor in Columbia. I used to visit this restaurant since I was young and would always get their honey sesame chicken with rice. It was so delicious! Years later, I started branching out a bit with getting eggrolls, supreme crispy eggplant, and fried rice. Of course the Honey sesame chicken dish will always be my favorite dish there. Plus the customer service was the best. I haven’t been there in the last few years so definitely still hoping that the quality and service is still top notch.

Bertuccis (Columbia, MD)

Now this restaurant had the best wood oven pizza I ever tasted! It did not have an ash taste like some other pizza places I have tried. Plus service was usually pretty good as well. And if you were not interested in pizza, they had plenty of other options and you could watch the cooks cooking with the ovens. It was awesome.

Asian Kitchen (Durham, NC)

This place is one of the best Chinese food places I have found here in North Carolina. I tried a few other places before but they were so disgustingly horrible, I wouldn’t recommend it. Anyways! This restaurant, despite being small, is pretty amazing. I love their dumplings, springrolls, and eggdrop soup. Some other family and friends have tried various dishes there and liked them too. Plus, customer service there is really good and the staff are pretty friendly too.

CJ’s Restaurant (Asheboro, NC)

This restaurant is a nice little restaurant. They have a room for parties, a salad bar, kind staff, and a black bean burger that is drool worthy. The food is very comfort oriented and even though during mealtimes it gets pretty busy, the staff are always wonderful and kind. They also have a good selection of breakfast foods too.

Randy’s Pizza (Durham, NC)

Even though I only visited this restaurant once, the pizza was pretty good. They are very accommodating to food allergies and the pizzas are pretty good sized too. Definetly worth a visit!

Ma’s Kettle (Savage, MD)

Now this restaurant is simply amazing. It is pretty small but the food is top notch and the size of the cakes is simply outstanding! They don’t skimp on the food! In the soups, they will have chunks of meat in the meat soups and their meals are simply divine. Definitely worth a visit for lunch!

Time Square Pizza (Asheboro, NC)

Time Square Pizza in Asheboro is a New York style pizzeria with a variety of choices. They have a super huge pizza for groups (I swear when I saw it it looked the size of a small table! Like a good 3-4 feet give or take… or could just be my memory but it was huge!) and each personal slice is pretty large as well. I loved getting black olives on my pizza then adding more parm cheese on top.  Plus the staff is pretty friendly too. They have two locations in Asheboro. One off of Rt 64 near Walmart and the other downtown off of Fayettville St.

The Cheesecake Factory (Columbia, MD and Durham, NC)

Who doesn’t love cheesecake? This place has always captured my attention and the food is awesome. I used to get the orange chicken with rice meal along with sharing an appetizer of the macaroni and cheese balls with marinara sauce. The staff are usually pretty friendly and the food choices are pretty amazing overall. If you can, get there early or else you’ll be waiting over an hour to get a seat.

Chubby Tacos (Durham, NC)

This restaurant is pretty small here in Durham but pretty good. Staff are friendly enough though not too sold on allergen knowledge but at least they have vegetarian options. It’s pretty good mexican style food and they do give a decent portion and have a small salsa bar for you to add to your meal.

P.F.Changs (and Pei Wei in Columbia, MD and PF Changs in Durham & Greensboro, NC)

P.F.Changs (And Pei Wei!) are absolutely amazing. They work well with those who have food allergies and in the top ten for people for allergies to eat at in 2016. The chicken meals are amazing. I love the honey chicken and white rice dish. They also have a few vegetarian dishes too like Ma Po Tofu (Which is amazing!) and Buddha’s feast too which can be gluten free if I remember correctly. They also have an eggplant dish too. They used to have vegetarian dumplings which were amazing but that was removed from their menu unfortunately. Other than that, definitely an awesome restaurant to visit and pretty relaxing atmosphere.

Okay so from the list above, you can probably tell I love chinese food as well as pizza too. I have tried other cuisines such as japanese (Shiki Sushi in Durham, a restaurant in Myrtle Beach, a restaurant at Epcot in Disney World, and a couple places in Maryland), italian (Little Italy in Baltimore, MD), mexican (Asheboro, NC and some places back in Maryland too), and of course bbq (MD and NC). So if you have a chance to visit one of these places, I definitely suggest it!

Pita Pizza!

Here’s a pretty cheap but low-calorie pizza! Saw this once on Emiril’s tv show when he had a special guest.

1 whole wheat pita bread
2 TBS of tomato sauce (If you make your own, awesome!)
2 cups of low-fat shredded cheese

1) Heat oven (or toaster oven) to 350 degrees.
2) Take pita bread and spread the 2 TBS of tomato sauce on it.
3) Take shredded cheese and spread evenly.
4) Stick in oven for approximately 10 minutes or until cheese is melted.
5) Remove from oven once cheese is melted.
6) Cut into slices and enjoy!

Makes 1 serving each.

Healthier option: Serve with a small side salad to make it more filling!
Other options: If your not worried about calories, can add meat like ham or peperoni to the pizza. Great for single servings!