Other things you can do with okra if you can’t bring yourself to eat it:
Chop okra stalks, soak in water and make paper out of the fibers. Save some mucilage for glue. Really. Google ‘okra paper’ for step-by-step instructions from several different sources.
If you’re experiencing digestive distress, collect a couple of tablespoons of mucilage, stir it into a glass of water or fruit juice and drink it down once a day until you’re feeling better. It’s considered a particularly good home remedy for heartburn and constipation.
Dry the pods and save them for a rainy-day craft project. An okra wreath, perhaps?
And finally, my favorite: Slice a pod in half, dip it in paint and use it as an artsy stamp.