I bought some peas in pods this week (I was in a hurry and just thought 'Ooh, massive sugar snap peas!' D'oh!) and very much enjoyed the theraputic activity that is podding peas. I was podded a load last night to make this for the umpteenth time: http://www.justhungry.com/my-mothers-simply-braised-spring-vegetables-hi...  but was feeling a little guilty for chucking out the pods. I even gave one a nibble and it was nice, but a little tougher than those of peas that are cultivated to be eaten in their pods - obviously!
I was wondering, is there any way I could use these in a recipe? Would I be able to blitz them into soup? Any ideas or any recipes would be much appreciated; I don't like to throw things out if I can help it!